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Rachel Dolezal Posted A Tribute To The Charleston Church Shooting Victims

Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president who her parents said is passing as black, posted a tribute to the nine victims on Facebook.

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Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of Spokane's NAACP chapter after her parents said she was a white woman passing as black, posted this Facebook tribute to the Charleston church shooting victims on Friday.

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Dolezal, whose racial identity was the center of a national controversy earlier this month, posted a photo of the nine victims who were killed by a 21-year-old white suspect who claimed in an apparent online manifesto that he hates black people, Jews, and Latinos.

She also posted a comment saying: "9 lives that matter."

Dolezal has maintained that she "identifies as black."

Much of her work was focused on civil rights. She was also present at a protest in Baltimore after the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, in police custody.

Representing Spokane's NAACP, Dolezal told protesters that the situation "was affecting us nationwide."

She then led the protesters in a chant of, "No justice, no peace. No racist police."

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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