She’s Back: Rachel Dolezal Talks “Being A Black Woman” In Vanity Fair: “I Didn’t Mislead Anybody; I Didn’t Deceive Anybody”

Posted July 20, 2015

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Just days ago I asked the question, where is Rachel Dolezal? and just like that she is back! The woman who was on everyone’s lips weeks ago slowly faded to the back of our minds but thanks to Vanity Fair, the former NAACP chapter President is opening up on her controversial “coming out” party weeks ago that sparked the “racial identity” and “trans-racial” debates. We’re sure you haven’t forgotten but Rachel, who was born a White woman came under fire because she has been living her life as a black woman for several years.

Now in the new issue of Vanity Fair she is opening up on her justification as to why she is a black woman despite what anyone thinks or says:

t’s not a costume,” she says. “I don’t know spiritually and metaphysically how this goes, but I do know that from my earliest memories I have awareness and connection with the black experience, and that’s never left me. 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.”

She continued,

“It’s taken my entire life to negotiate how to identify, and I’ve done a lot of research and a lot of studying,” she says. “I could have a long conversation, an academic conversation about that. I don’t know. 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.”

read the full interview HERE 

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