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Rachel Dolezal Confronted on Daytime Show: 'You're Not Black...You Weren't Born Black


"You don't seem to answer the question straightforward."

Former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal, who claimed to be black before being outed as Caucasian, admitted Monday that she is white after being grilled on a daytime show.

Dolezal conceded that was biologically born white after being repeatedly pressed on the issue during an appearance on "The Real."

"We're saying, why not say you're white, but you identify as being black? You don't seem to answer the question straightforward," one of the hosts told her.

Dolezal responded, "My question to you is, 'Why not identify how you identify? Why not give me the right to identify how I identify and give everyone else the same?'"

Her answer was immediately challenged by another host.

"I think it's kind of hard because you're not black," the host said. "So when you identify with it there's a disconnect. You weren't born black, so when you say that you're black, it makes it hard for people to understand where you're coming from."

"Right and that's why I've said, I acknowledge I was biologically born white to white parents and I identify — but I identify as black," she said.

Dolezal's answer elicited a loud round of applause from the crowd.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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