The backlash just keeps stinging harder for Rachel Dolezal. Last week, Dolezal’s parents revealed that allegedly, she is a Caucasian woman living as African American. On Thursday afternoon, Dolezal was voted off the Spokane, Washington police commission in a six to nothing vote. Dolezal was once a police volunteer and the president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter.
This is a result of Mayor David Condon and Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart asking for Dolezal and two other people to step down from their commission on Wednesday. This commission consisted of five people, and these three were suspected of breaking government rules and engaging in inappropriate, unethical behavior.
They had evidence that Dolezal harassed others in the workplace and followed “a pattern of misconduct.” Last month, the city of Spokane brought in lawyers to investigate Dolezal and the commission. Apparently, Dolezal took advantage of her authority in the city, and the law was often biased in her favor when it should not have been. However, on Wednesday, Dolezal claimed that she and her peers were innocent of these claims.
As for her ethnicity, Dolezal appeared on The Today Show earlier this week. She told Matt Lauer that she still “identif[ies] as black.”