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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.”

Rihanna Calls Rachel Dolezal a 'Hero,' Twitter Erupts with Backlash

Rihanna is facing some backlash for her Vanity Fair cover story, where she called Rachel Dolezal a “hero.”

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up,” the 27-year-old entertainer told the mag. If you don’t know Rachel‘s story, she is a former NAACP leader who lied about being black.

Twitter exploded over Rihanna‘s quote, and people were quick to make their opinion about Rachel known.

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Rachel Dolezal Is Pregnant with Her Third Child

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who made headlines when it was revealed that she lied about being black, has revealed she is pregnant with her third child – a baby boy, TMZ has confirmed. The announcement was reportedly made on her personal Instagram account.

The 37-year-old was mum about the father of the baby. She was married 10 years ago and engaged to another man back in 2013, but it was broken off.

Rachel already has two other sons, a 13-year-old and a 21-year-old.

Amid all the controversy, Rachel resigned from the NAACP earlier in the summer.

Kelly Osbourne Wears Wig to Parody Rachel Dolezal's Hair

Kelly Osbourne is causing some controversy with this new photo she posted to Instagram to parody Rachel Dolezal‘s hair.

“#CallMeRachel #MyCasualLook,” the 30-year-old television personality captioned the picture.

Kelly has previously commented on all the media scrutiny over Rachel‘s story by posting a side-by-side photo of the former NAACP leader in the past and present.

“This has utterly shocked me!!! It’s a #WholeNewLevelOfWrong 😱,” she wrote six days ago.

Kelly was a guest host on The Talk on Thursday (June 18) and she posted a bunch of photos from the set. See below!

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Rachel Dolezal's 'Today' Interview Video: 'I Identify as Black'

Rachel Dolezal has broken her silence following the controversy surrounding her race – watch her interview on The Today Show held on Tuesday morning (June 16) in New York City.

“I identify as black,” Rachel explained, adding that she has felt that way since she was five-years-old.

READ NOW: The full NAACP resignation letter that Rachel Dolezal wrote

“I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair,” Rachel continued. She says she has not deceived people as some say she did. “I do take exception to that because it’s a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?”

“As much as this discussion has somewhat been at my expense recently, and in a very sort of viciously inhumane way come out of the woodwork, the discussion is really about what it is to be human,” she said. “I hope that that can drive at the core of definitions of race, ethnicity, culture, self determination, personal agency and, ultimately, empowerment.”

Rachel Dolezal’s ‘Today’ Interview Video