Rachel Dolezal, The Former NAACP Chapter President who faked being a black woman for over a decade finally broke her silence on “The Today Show” this morning with Matt Lauer.
According to Rachel, she identified as black at an early age by using the brown crayon to draw herself with black curly hair.
“I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair,” she told Lauer. But she insisted she never deceived anyone as numerous critics have suggested.
“I do take exception to that because it’s a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?” she said.
Dolezal defended her identification as an African American against comparisons to putting on blackface, as some in her family have suggested, as well as many on social media.
“I have a huge issue with blackface. This is not some freak “Birth of a Nation” mockery blackface performance,” she said. “This is on a very real, connected level. How I’ve had to go there with the experience, not just a visible representation, but with the experience.”