SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Family members say the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years.
The Spokesman-Review reports that questions have arisen about Rachel Dolezal’s background and her numerous complaints to police of harassment.
Dolezal’s mother, Ruthanne, says the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German, with a touch of Native American heritage.
Dolezal has identified herself in application materials as white, black and Native American.
Police say they have found little evidence of racial harassment.