April 2, 2017
Rachel Dolezal – who was born white but spent years posing as a black civil rights leader – is back in the spotlight with a brand new memoir about her life as a “trans-racial” women.
Dolezal’s book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World dives deep into the 2015 media frenzy that erupted after the former NAACP branch president identified as “African-American.”
In an interview Saturday with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Dolezal said: “I believe that race is a social construct.”
Feeling as though she has always been misunderstood after publicly coming out as African-American, Dolezal said, “If I would have had time to really, you know, discuss my identity, I probably would have described a more complex label, pan-African, pro-black, bisexual, mother, artist, activist, but I think the question, Are you African-American? — I haven’t identified as African-American.”
“I’ve identified as black. And black is a culture, a philosophy, a political and social view,” she said.
This article was posted: Monday, April 3, 2017 at 6:55 am