Rachel Dolezal: I’ve Identified as Black Since I Was 5 Years Old

(Politico) – Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, said Tuesday that the timing of the controversy surrounding her racial identity took her by surprise.

“The timing of it was a shock. I mean, wow. The timing was completely unexpected,” Dolezal said in a Tuesday interview on NBC’s “Today” with Matt Lauer, adding that, “I did feel that at some point I would need to address the complexity of my identity,” but not at this moment.

Save for “probably a couple interviews” that she says she would have done a “little differently,” Dolezal however said she would not change any of her decisions.

Dolezal clarified to Lauer that she identifies as black, not African-American, and that she began feeling that way when she was “about five years old.”


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