(NEWSER) – A white Montana couple say their daughter, the head of the Spokane NAACP in Washington, has been disguising herself as a black woman for years, but it appears the NAACP is still standing by Rachel Dolezal, at least for now. A statement released today by the group notes that "for 106 years, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has held a long and proud tradition of receiving support from people of all faiths, races, colors, and creeds."

It then goes on to say that "one's racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership" and that the organization's Alaska-Oregon-Washington chapter "stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record."

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