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Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence

Q: ‘Are you Afro-American?’
A: ‘I identify as black’
— Rachel Dolezal

“The NAACP is standing by Rachel Dolezal, the Washington state woman who pretends to be black—despite the fact her own white parents say she’s white with “traces of Native American.” Dolezal claims she was born in a teepee, and that as a child, she hunted her food with bows and arrows—all claims her family denies. She’s a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, and also maintains a column at The Inlander where she publishes as if she’s black.” — Colorlines

Read the NAACP’s Full Statement on Rachel Dolezal | Colorlines