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Rachel Dolezal Identifies as Black, Not African-American

Rachel Dolezal Identifies as Black, Not African-American

Rachel Dolezal is back in the media while promoting her new book “In Full Color” and she corrected Today‘s Savannah Guthrie during a question about her racial identity.

Savannah asked why she says she is a member of the African-American community and pointed out that this could be the disconnect that the public has with her story.

“I don’t identify as African-American, I identify as black,” Rachel said. “I am part of the pan-African diaspora.”

“I definitely feel like, in America, even though race is a social construct and we’ve acknowledged this in academia and in science, there’s still a line drawn in the sand, there still are sides, politically there’s a black side and a white side, and I stand unapologetically on the black side,” Rachel added. “I stand with my own internal sense and values. I stand with my sons. I stand with my sister. And I also stand there really with the greater cause of challenging the myth of white supremacy.”

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  • YouDon’tKnowMe

    That is one pathetically ignorant woman.

  • LolaLola

    this woman is nuts.

  • Just Saying

    I believe she genuinely has mental issues, some kind of dysmorphia or identity disorder. That part in her book where she says she used to cover herself with mud and pretend to be a nigerian princess or something to escape her troubled home made me so sad. No one can be this ignorant or reluctant to face something like their race just for attention, she needs help.

  • Cruizin1960

    Why all the outrage and labeling her as mentally ill? If someone can identify as a member of the opposite sex…why not another race?

  • LolaLola

    oh please just stop.

  • VanityInsecurity

    There is nothing wrong with identifying with a culture. But to say you are apart of the pan-African diaspora .. You can’t identify with a race of people, when you have not been through any of that people’s struggles. its called appropriation.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Gender identification is a real thing. “Race identification” is not. Why? There are hormone levels that correlate with gender identification, there are actual studies done on it that prove there are psychological and hormonal reasons people don’t identify with their given gender.

  • Cool Boots

    I kinda get what shes trying to do but its coming out wrong and making her look crazy.

  • SquidBillie

    Why should we even care about what this woman identifies with?

  • Emmy Snow

    Why are people still giving this woman attention?

  • krtmom

    I identify with being rich but that doesn’t seem to change my bank balance!!! She’s a f*#@ing nut!!!

  • suzybel

    What planet is this chick on?

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