Rachel Dolezal To Write A Book About Racial Identity Controversy

Posted: Apr 12 2016, 6:55pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News


Rachel Dolezal to Write a Book About Racial Identity Controversy
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It has been a year since Rachel Dolezal was pushed into the public spotlight. The woman made headlines for allegedly misrepresenting herself and, in particular, her face. The former NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington said that she "doesn't have any regrets" with how she identifies herself.

"I'm still me and nothing about that has changed," Dolezal said during an appearance on the Today show today, where she announced the book.

Dolezal was born as a child of white parents, but said that she identifies "as black." Her reveal sparked a long-term debate about race and self-identification - and cultural appropriation. 

"Certainly, I feel like it's a complex issue. How do you just sum up a whole life of kind of coming into who you are in a sound bite? Those conversations? I feel like moving forward. I don't have any regrets about that," she said.

The mother of three, who just gave birth to her son Langston Attickus in February, said that she is still working to restore her personal and professional life after what happened last year, according to People.

"It's been some work to rebuild and get things back on track with life. We're doing well. Looking at some new opportunities going into 2016," said Dolezal.

Dolezal also said that she is "looking forward to getting back into racial and social justice work," which she will talk about in her new book. It will also cover her personal experiences with racial identity.

"Race is such a contentious issue because of the painful history of racism. Race didn't create racism, but racism created race," she said.

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