Rachel Dolezal was the president of a NAACP branch until her parents outed her as white back in 2015.
Now, two years later, Dolezal published her first memoir titled “Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”
“You know, the book was a difficult one to write, for sure,” Dolezal said during an interview with Savannah Guthrie. “But I felt like it was kind of a little bit forced upon me as far as just the need to tell the whole truth about my life and the full story.”
“I don’t identify as African American, I identify as black. I am part of the Pan-African diaspora and I definitely feel like in America, even though race is a social construct and we’ve acknowledged this in academia and in science there still is a line drawn in the sides.”
“There still are sides. Politically, there’s a black side and a white side, and I stand unapologetically on the black side. I stand with my own internal sense of self and my own values. I stand with my sons, I stand with my sister, and I also stand really with the greater cause of challenging the myth of white supremacy.”