Rachel Dolezal guest-starred on the Dr. Phil show to discuss her opinions on the issue of race.
In a promo video for the show which will air Monday, Dr. Phil questions Dolezal, a white woman who claims to identify as an African-American despite being born to white parents.
Phil asks her: “You pretended to be black. You perpetrated a lie. You agree with that, right?”
Dolezal responded: “No.”
Dolezal identifies as transracial and compares herself to Caitlyn Jenner.
“Race is ‘not coded in your DNA’ and should be viewed like gender or religion,” she said.
Although, she never met a single black person until age 10, Dolezal claims to have felt black throughout her childhood. She grew up in Montana, which she says was a ‘painfully white world’ that she eventually left behind.
As a teen, her parents adopted four black children, and she felt ‘closer to something that felt oddly familiar.’ However, she claims her parents adopted the children to benefit from tax breaks.
It wasn’t until her college years where she felt able to express herself as a black woman. After college she landed a job with the NAACP, which she lost in 2015 when issues involving her race came to light.
Recently, Dolezal has written a memoir titled “In Full Color.” The memoir was written to “set the record straight.”
She recently, legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo.
🇺🇸 "The Transracial American/Race Is A Lie"🚨 In her book "In Full Color" Rachel Dolezal tells her side of what many Americans claim was her false identity. The book takes an in depth look at Rachel's diverse upbringing, her marriage, divorce and establishing herself as champion for African American causes. Ultimately it touches on Rachel's complications with childbirth as well as her bouts with discrimination from whites and blacks alike. 🔴 Since being dismissed by the NAACP in 2015, Rachel has had trouble finding work, she discusses in her autobiography and was making money preparing African-American hairstyles. A talent that she has perfected over the years of being black. A pair of clients are African-American girls adopted by a Caucasian family that drove four hours after being at a loss as to what to do with their daughters hair. 🔴 Rachel Dolezal has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, affirms that "race is a lie" and has announced that she will be headed to South Africa to speak about transracialism. ~GKE 🔴 #easter #mytravelgram #nytimes #explore #racheldolezal #books #instagood #trip #vsco #buildings #nj #barnesandnoble #philly #landscape #newjersey #culture #gilbertkingelisa #southafrica #michelleobama #goodfriday #eastersunday #cuban #photooftheday #reading #journalism #newyorker #people #gilbertkingelisaphotography #urbanart #philadelphiatribune 📷 ☕️ Other Pages @gilbertkingelisa @gke_philly @gke_cuba @gke_newyork @gke_india @bagacobo