“It’s taken my entire life to negotiate how to identify, and I’ve done a lot of research and a lot of studying.
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.”
In a ‘where is she now’ update interview with Vanity Fair, Rachel Dolezal, still maintains she wasn’t being deceitful about her identity or when she claimed an African American man was her father. Dolezal also makes mention of what she’s doing for money now that she’s no longer with the NAACP – she’s seguing into black hair care, doing braids and weaves. And of course she wants to write a book to explain everything.
– Colby C.