Rachel Dolezal, the embattled president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash., has suddenly canceled the scheduled meeting with executives of the organization she was supposed to have on Monday.
Dolezal was expected to address accusations that she lied about her race.
“Due to the need to continue discussion with regional and national NAACP leaders, tomorrow’s meeting is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date,” the chapter said in a statement Sunday.
Dolezal’s estranged parents have accused her of falsely portraying herself as black for years, claiming she is white. Dolezal’s brother, Ezra, likened her lifestyle and racial change to “blackface.”
The revelation sparked a nationwide controversy on race and identity, especially because she is president of the local NAACP chapter and is chairwoman of a police oversight committee.
Rachel Dolezal has declined multiple interview offers nationwide, but said she stands by her record of service. She said she would address the accusations Monday night at the now postponed meeting.
Dolezal has said she received threatening hate mail in the past, but the Spokane Police Department they dropped its investigation on the letters because of lack of leads.
Some have speculated that Dolezal filed false police reports in order to drum up sympathy and organizational support.