With all the controversy surrounding her race, Rachel Dolezal, has stepped forward to reaffirm that she does in fact consider herself a Black. The white NAACP leader, whose race was exposed by her parents, said in an interview with CBS News affiliate KREM 2, that she could “give two sh*ts” what her critics think about her true identity.
Dolezal has been lying about her race for close to a decade, and leads the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash. When asked if she believes herself to be “African-American,” she immediately shunned the word.
“I don’t like the term ‘African-American,’ I prefer ‘Black,’” she told a KREM 2 news reporter , Friday.”If I was asked, I would definitely say ‘yes, I do consider myself Black.”
For those confused, Dolezal pointed to a W.E.B. DuBois theory on race being more “cultural” than“biological,” but didn’t explain why she kept her ethnicity a secret.
The NAACP, which was co-founded by a white suffragette and journalist, Mary White Ovington, has said that it stands behind Dolezal’s work, regardless of her race.
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