New Netflix documentary profiles Rachel Dolezal

SPOKANE, Wash. - One of Spokane's most recent controversial figures in back in the limelight.

Rachel Dolezal, the former president of Spokane's NAACP chapter will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary called "The Rachel Divide".

Dolezal spent years pretending to be a black woman, even identifying herself as African-American on job application forms despite being born to white parents. 

KXLY4 helped break the story when former reporter Jeff Humphrey interviewed Dolezal asking her if she was, in fact, African-American. Dolezal infamously told Humphrey that she "did not understand" the question.

An extended clip for the documentary was released Wednesday, which shows Dolezal's son Franklin struggling with his mother's choice to be in the spotlight.

Netflix plans to release the film on April 27. 

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