- Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal revealed that their daughter Rachel Dolezal, 37, is white - not black, as she has claimed to be
- They say she started 'disguising herself' in 2007 and no longer speaks to them because they will 'ruin her image'
- She has been a civil rights activist in Idaho and Eastern Washington for years and also teaches Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University
- She is facing a city ethics investigation after identifying herself as black in an application to serve on a local police ombudsman commission
- She said she was white, black and American Indian and secured the role - but her mother says the family is Czech, Swedish and German
- KXLY asked her if she was African American and, looking stunned, she responded: 'I don't understand the question'
The way she was: And according to her staff biography at Eastern Washington University, Dolezal received her master's degree from Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C.
But the NAACP released a statement on Friday calling it 'a legal issue with her family'.
Brother not son: Dolezal's blog posts and interviews often reference her 'black sons.' But her mother says one of the boys is Izaiah - one of four African American infants Rachel's parents adopted in the 1990s
Lies: The NAACP group shared this image on its Facebook page earlier this year claiming to show Dolezal with her father - but her parents, who are white, say she is not related to this man
On Wednesday, a reporter from KXLY confronted Dolezal a photo of her with the African-American man while on camera.
Support: In March, she is seen right linking arms with her supporters as they shout 'We shall overcome' during a rally in Spokane. It was held after she claimed she had received a racist and threatening package
Around that time, she also took on the role as director of the Human Rights Institute and says she was also forced to deal with threats from white supremacy groups afraid of female power. They hung nooses in her home and stole from her, she claimed in the article.
In a more recent claim of racially motivated harassment, Dolezal made local headlines early this year when hate mail was supposedly sent to her at the NAACP post office box in Spokane.