Rachel Dolezal Finally Admits She Was Born White

Caitlyn Abber, New York Post, November 2, 2015


The civil rights activist, who shot to infamy earlier this year after she was caught on video denying the fact that she is a white person pretending to be a black person, made what turned out to be a noteworthy appearance on Fox’s “The Real” earlier today. All of the panelists–who included Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry Housley–asked Dolezal pointed questions about her experience with cultural appropriation, race, racism and the criminal justice system.


Later in the interview, she tried to push her cultural interpretation of race. “I think that sometimes how we feel is more powerful than how we’re born,” she said. “And blackness can be defined as philosophical, cultural, biological. You know, it’s a lot of different things to a lot of different people.”


However, after being told that her statements straight up confuse people, Dolezal finally came through, saying, “I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents.” In response, the audience got on their feet and started cheering. “But I identify as black,” Dolezal continued, at which point the audience quickly sat down, shaking their heads (okay, so that part isn’t on camera–but we’re guessing that’s exactly what happened).


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