Clip: ‘The Real’ Talks Race with Rachel Dolezal
She was the NAACP president of the Spokane Chapter, completed her Master’s degree at Howard University, fought for the civil and human rights of Black people and lived life as a Black woman.
But that was not Rachel Dolezal’s true identity. In reality, Dolezal is a coiled natural-hair wearing, White woman, who grew up in Lincoln County, Montana.
The case of Rachel Dolezal sparked conversations about transracial identity, among other things. In various interviews, the former NAACP president expressed her connection to the Black culture since the age of five, and told Today’s Matt Lauer, “I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair.”
As the attacks brushed her world and questions continued to press the issue in search of understanding, Dolezal has remained committed to her statement, “I identify as Black.”
Now, in a no-chaser conversation with the ladies of The Real, Rachel is once again in the hot seat addressing the betrayal many felt since her controversial story broke.
Get a clip tease of the episode below.
Tune in to The Real today, Nov. 2. Check your local listing for broadcast times.
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