After repeated questions by the hosts of The Real, Dolezal admits she is a white woman who was born to white parents.
I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black. Why not give me the right to identify, how I identify? I think we’re all entitled to be exactly who we are and to identify as such.
When presented with a birth certificate on NBC News, Dolezal says Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal may not be her parents:
I haven’t had a DNA test. There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents. I’m not necessarily saying that I can prove they’re not. But I don’t know that I can actually prove they are…Nothing about being white describes who I am. The closest thing that I can come to is if — if you’re black or white, I’m black. I’m more black than I am white.
Dolezal’s parents say that her comments about painting her face with crayon are false. Mother:
That didn’t happen. We were very much in touch with her during her childhood and during those years, and we did not ever see any kind of representation of her, nor her teachers at school, of that kind of items. It’s not rational.
It’s disappointing to see that Rachel is still making false statements… I was hoping to see a change.