Whoopi Goldberg: Rachel Dolezal “Feels” She’s Black “Just Like Caitlyn Jenner Feels She’s A Woman” — WATCH VIDEO
As Gossip Cop has reported, Dolezal is the now-former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. She was outed last week by her parents as white, after lying about being black for years. The ensuing controversy led Dolezal to resign on Monday, and on Tuesday, she appeared on the “Today Show,” saying she “identified as black.” Goldberg, who Gossip Cop noted defended Dolezal earlier this week, did so again hours after the “Today” interview.
Reflecting on Dolezal’s comments, Goldberg said, “I have to believe she feels the way she feels just like Caitlyn Jenner feels like she’s a woman.” The actress-comedienne went on, “I don’t feel she’s doing anything anyone else hasn’t done. If someone feels that they’re this, they have every right to pursue it.”
Raven-Symone, too, believed Dolezal’s situation related to transgender issues. “She said she’s felt black since she was 5 years old. We’ve had to have these conversations with transgender and other identity-social issues,” argued the show’s newest co-host. “We’ve had to talk about them and get them out, because this type of issue is not really talked about.”
Goldberg, of course, is not the first person to make the Dolezal-Jenner comparison. Hours after the scandal broke last week, Gossip Cop reported Power 105 radio host Charlamagne Tha God sent out a series of tweets questioning why people were criticizing Dolezal but praising Jenner. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Goldberg’s points.