Race faker Rachel Dolezal has finally admitted she was born white… but still maintains that she identifies as black.
The former NAACP leader made headlines in June and sparked a national debate about racial identity when she was accused of lying about her own.
Nearly five months later, Dolezal has conceded that she ‘was biologically born white to white parents’.
However, she also said that she checks both black and white racial identity boxes on forms and applications.
The 37-year-old made her admission on daytime talk show The Real on Monday.
The show’s hosts, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, led a discussion on racial identity with Dolezal.
‘I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black,’ she said.
Later, she added: ‘I think that sometimes how we feel is more powerful than how we’re born – and blackness can be defined as philosophical, cultural, biological.
‘It’s a lot of different things to a lot of different people.’
And when first asked which race Dolezal would check on an application form, she hesitates.
‘The form in particular usually defines things,’ she said. ‘And you know I’ve been a professor of African history, black studies …’
After Braxton asked again, Dolezal, who appears to be showing a growing baby bump since announcing her pregnancy on Instagram in August, answers: ‘I check white AND black.
‘Because we all have human origins in the continent of Africa.’
She later added; ‘Sometimes how we feel is more powerful then how we are born. Blackness can be defined as philosophical, cultural, biological, a lot of different things for a lot of different people. I do think you have to walk the walk if that’s how you are.’
But an investigation by Daily Mail Online revealed that Dolezal had no black relatives dating back as far as 1671.
Read more: dailymail.co.uk
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