An NAACP leader’s parents say she’s white
Rachel Dolezal has led the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the African-American civil rights group for several years.
Her parents have said recently that their daughter is white but has been falsely portraying herself as black. Their public comments have triggered a national debate over race and ethnicity.
Ruthanne Dolezal says her daughter’s background is Czech, Swedish and German, with some Native American.
The NAACP says in a statement that it respects Dolezal’s privacy as she faces what it calls a legal issue with her family.
Check out an interview with her parents below.