SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Rachel Dolezal to Vanity Fair: No Matter What People Say, I’m Black

Rachel Dolezal  is not to be dissuaded by her parentage or lineage: she stands by her claim that she is, indeed, a black woman.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Dolezal  doubled down, rebuffing others’ claims that her ancestry leaves her far from an identity as an African-American. She quavered, “It’s not something that I can put on and take off anymore. Like I said, I’ve had my years of confusion and wondering who I really (was) and why and how do I live my life and make sense of it all, but I’m not confused about that any longer. I think the world might be — but I’m not.”

Dolezal ’s parents even stated publicly that their heritage is Czech, Swedish, German, and a trace of Native American, but not black.

Dolezal defended her use of an identity as a black woman to become head of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP, a position she resigned in June. She insisted that she had not deceived anyone, stating, “I just feel like I didn’t mislead anybody; I didn’t deceive anybody. If people feel misled or deceived, then sorry that they feel that way, but I believe that’s more due to their definition and construct of race in their own minds than it is to my integrity or honesty, because I wouldn’t say I’m African-American, but I would say I’m black, and there’s a difference in those terms.”

Being “black” is “not a costume,” she pontificated, adding she “would like to write a book just so that I can send (it to) everybody there as opposed to having to continue explaining … After that comes out, then I’ll feel a little bit more free to reveal my life in the racial social-justice movement. I’m looking for the quickest way back to that, but I don’t feel like I am probably going to be able to re-enter that work with the type of leadership required to make change if I don’t have something like a published explanation.”

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x