Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter, who is accused of lying about her race, told NBC’s Today show this morning: “I did feel at some point, I would need to address the complexity of my identity,” reports The Washington Post.

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But one thing for certain? “I identify as Black,” she said in her first interview since her racial identity kicked off a rousing national debate about race last week.

From The Washington Post:

She never corrected a local news report that identified her as a black woman, for instance, she said, “because it’s more complex than being true or false.”

“I don’t see why they’re in such a rush to whitewash the work that I have done and who I am and how I have identified,” she said Tuesday. The timing of the revelation, she said, “was a shock. I mean, wow.”

But, she noted of her racial identity: “I’ve had to answer a lot of questions throughout my life.”

What do you think? Does she need to answer more questions?

SOURCE: The Washington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter

SEE ALSO:

“This Is Not About Me:” Rachel Dolezal Resigns As Spokane NAACP President

NAACP Postpones Meeting To Address Rachel Dolezal Controversy

“I Identify As Black:” Rachel Dolezal Breaks Her Silence On NBC’s “Today Show”  was originally published on newsone.com

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