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New Spokane NAACP head wants to repair damage, move forward from Rachel Dolezal

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The new president of the Spokane NAACP says she wants to focus on repairing the damage from the recent Rachel Dolezal controversy.

Naima Quarles-Burnley last month replaced Dolezal, who resigned amid questions about her racial identity after her parents said she was a white woman pretending to be black.

Quarles-Burnley tells The Spokesman-Review that the episode hurt the organization because people questioned the group’s integrity. But the chapter’s new leader says she’s committed to moving forward and showing that the actions of one don’t reflect on all.

One of the first goals will be to fill positions within the chapter’s executive committee. She also wants to work on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in the African-American community and prepare for a regional NAACP conference this fall.

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  • hellomurica

    And they hire one of those goofball people who can’t even make up their minds on which name they want to take. Oh well, still better than some moron who thinks they’re a race they clearly are not.

  • HarlemiteFourever

    Perhaps, one day our country will genuinely evolve culturally and socially. In the meantime, maintaining and justifying our delusions about the false construct of ‘race’ will continue to define us to ourselves, and to the rest of the world. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s “birth defect” analogy, and former US Attorney General Eric Holder’s “nation of cowards” speech, will continue to resonate in America as certified facts of American culture and character for decades to come. Just as it has in the years and centuries before our so-called “post-racial” era. Someday it may become a revelation that Rachel Dolezal was way ahead of us in trying to elevate America to know each other as only of the human race — and nothing more, better or unlike than others. —

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