Rachel Dolezal is back and no one knows why. It wasn’t by popular demand.
Rachel Dolezal is the fake black person who ran a Spokane NAAP chapter and railed against whites and white privilege, all while in blackface. Her gig was up last year when her parents outed her though the NAACP tried to stick by her.
In an interview on NBC’s “Today” last June, she told host Matt Lauer, “I identify as black,” after being asked if she is an African-American woman.
The former race baiting, anti-white agitator appeared on “Today” again and said she is “ready to move on.” “I don’t have any regrets about how I identify. I’m still me, and nothing about that has changed,” The mother of three told host Savannah Guthrie Tuesday.
She’s not only doubling down on her fake blackness, she’s hoping to gain financially from it by writing a book on race.
She shed some phony tears over being recognized and having to wear sunglasses.
As anchor Savannah Guthrie delicately asked if the daughter of two white parents regretted “some of the things that you said about yourself that have now been revealed to not be true” — i.e., passing herself off as black for years.
Dolezal played dumb.
“Um, I’m not sure what you’re referring to with that, but definitely I don’t have any regrets about how I identify,” Dolezal fumbled. “I’m still me, and nothing about that has changed.”
In a lawsuit she filed against Howard University years ago, she alleged that she was discriminated against because she was white. The suit claimed that her appointment to a teaching assistant position at the historically black university was unfairly rejected.
Dolezal, who once claimed that her father was a black man, received the backing of the NAACP even after it was confirmed that both of her parents are white.
Dolezal, who resigned from her NACCP post amid the accusations that she lied about her race, told Lauer last year that her ”self-identification with the black experience” began at the age of 5.
On Tuesday, Dolezal was asked to think back to the scandal and how her life has changed since and if you glean some understanding from her far-out babble, you are very clever indeed.
“I do wish I could have given myself permission to really name and own the me of me earlier in life. It took me almost 30 years to get there,” she told Guthrie.
“Certainly, I feel like it’s a complex issue. How do you just sum up a whole life of kind of coming into who you are in a sound bite? Those conversations? I feel like moving forward. I don’t have any regrets about that.”
She was on the show to tout her book in which she will address the question, “What is race?” She hopes to delve into the larger issue of identity as a whole and how “racism created race.”
“Is there one human race?” Dolezal asked. “Why do we still want to go back to that worldview of separate races?” This from a woman who walked around in blackface for years while agitating against whites after suing a black university for racial discrimination against whites.
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