The leader of a Washington state NAACP chapter has resigned her post following a racial scandal.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

Rachel Dolezal is stepping down from her position as president of the Spokane NAACP chapter following the firestorm that has erupted over her race. 

She had already cancelled a meeting scheduled for tonight where she had been expected to address the furor that resulted from falsely portraying herself as black for years.

Her estranged parents said the family's ancestry is Czech, Swedish, German and Native American.

Dolezal was elected president of the chapter about six months ago.

The NAACP issued a statement on Friday supporting her. 

It's not clear whether she will also give up her teaching position in African-American studies at Eastern Washington University.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.