Dolezal States She Did Not Deceive Anyone

Former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal has resorted to doing weaves and braiding hair three times a week to make ends meet after losing her job lecturing on the history of black hair at a university.

Dolezal, who still insists she is black six weeks after she was publicly outed by her parents as white, did not have her contract with Eastern Washington University renewed after all of the controversy.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Dolezal stated:

I just feel like I didn’t mislead anybody; I didn’t deceive anybody. If people feel misled or deceived, then sorry that they feel that way, but I believe that’s more due to their definition and construct of race in their own minds than it is to my integrity or honesty, because I wouldn’t say I’m African American, but I would say I’m black, and there’s a difference in those terms.

Dolezal: ‘I didn’t deceive anybody’


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