Rachel Dolezal: “I Was Biologically Born White” – WATCH VIDEO
Rachel Dolezal has finally admitted to being “born white.” On Monday’s “The Real,” the former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP received a standing ovation when she said, “I acknowledge I was biologically born white to white parents… but I identify as black.” Watch the video below.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Dolezal was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when it was revealed she had been lying for years about her race. Dolezal had been living as a self-identifying black woman for years, working as a civil rights leader and teaching African studies before her parents publicly outed her as white. Dolezal came under further scrutiny when it was revealed she claimed over the year to be the victim of nine hate crimes on the basis of race.
Dolezal was immediately called out by the public for appropriating black culture, but has remained steadfast in identifying as a black woman. During her first public appearance after the controversy on the “Today Show,” Dolezal said she was “transracial,” but would not comment on being white.
During Monday’s interview with “The Real,” Dolezal admitted for the first time to being biologically white. Host Jenne Mai said, “You weren’t born black, so when you say you are black, it makes it hard for people to understand where you’re coming from.” Dolezal then conceded, “I was biologically born white to white parent,” but noted, “I identify as black.”
Watch what else Dolezal had to say in the video below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.