Rachel Dolezal, former president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, rose to infamy in 2015 when it was discovered that she had been misrepresenting herself as black even though she was, in fact, born to two white parents.
The controversial figure went on Today to talk to host Savannah Guthrie about her new book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, and to, surprisingly, double down on the statement that she identifies as black. Despite facing backlash after the truth came out, Dolezal has consistently refused to apologize or back down from the assertion that black is the race she feels most closely represents her.
Although Dolezal still seems to be going by her given name in public appearances for the time being, she recently had her name legally changed to Nkechi Amare Diallo.
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