Rachel Dolezal, who just stepped down from the presidential position of NAACP, has said in an interview today that she identifies herself as black, even though she was born white. She also said that she failed to correct reports concerning her racial identity that have been emerging over years. Dolezal said she would do the same thing again, and that she does not regret presenting herself as black. "My life has been one of survival," she said. "And the decisions that I have made along the way have been to survive and to carry forward in my journey and life continuum."
This is her first public appearance since the scandal emerged when Dolezal was claiming she is black while her parents said otherwise. Social media exploded asking how is it possible that a woman whose parents are white reached such an important position in a group which fights for the rights of African-Americans.
Those who support her say that regardless of how she portrays herself, she is still an excellent leader who has accomplished a lot in the field. Others are deeply offended and say that Dolezal has lied about suffering racism. She was growing up as a white girl in Montana.
Dolezal’s parents have not talked to her daughter in years. They said in an interview on Monday that she is lying and deceiving people, adding that the cause of her behavior may lie in the possibility of her having a mental illness.