Allison Hobbs on Rachel Dolezal: Must be Something Psychologically Wrong with Someone Giving up ‘White Privilege’

On Saturday’s broadcast of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC, author Allison Hobbs reacted to the report that head of Spokane’s NAACP Rachel Dolezal has been identifying herself as a black woman, while, according to her birth certificate, she was born to white parents.

Hobbs stated that she has heard some question if Dolezal is mentally ill and then that there is something “psychologically wrong with someone who would choose to give up white privilege in order to live as a black woman.”

“She’s also not necessarily — I think there’s some confusion in that many people would wonder, well, ‘What is she trying to gain? What is she after?’ That’s where I’ve been really interested in some of the responses. Some people have gone as far as to say that she must be mentally ill; she must be disturbed. There’s something actually psychologically wrong with someone who would choose to give up white privilege in order to live as a black woman.”

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