Dolezal meeting postponed because of ongoing talks

The city of Spokane is investigating

FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane NAACP has postponed a meeting Monday where its president, Rachel Dolezal, was expected to speak about the furor sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years though she is actually white.

The chapter said Sunday on Facebook that the meeting would be rescheduled “due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders.”

In an email to The Associated Press, the chapter confirmed the meeting was postponed but declined to be interviewed further.

According to KHQ-TV in Spokane, Dolezal had earlier sent a message to NAACP members saying she would address the situation at a group meeting Monday night.

The city of Spokane is investigating whether she lied about her ethnicity when she applied to be on the police board.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press

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