Rachel Dolezal is making headlines again just one year after it was revealed the former NAACP leader was misrepresenting herself as a black woman. Dolezal recently visited NBC Today to announce that she’s signed a publishing deal with independent publisher BenBella books to write a book on race.
“I’m really excited to write the book and really get into addressing some of the issues I’ve researched for many years. Race didn’t create racism, but racism created race,” she told Today.
Dolezal said the book, which is set for a March 2017 release date, was partly inspired by her own experiences since last summer, and that she had also “heard a lot of stories from people around the world about their lives being somehow caught between boundary lines of race or culture or ethnicity.”
In December 2015, Dolezal told the Guardian that she still identified as black. “For me, how I feel is more powerful than how I was born,” she said. “I mean that not in the sense of having some easy way out. This has been a lifelong journey. This is not something that I cash in, cash out, change up, do at a convenience level or to freak people out or to make people happy. If somebody asked me how I identify, I identify as black. Nothing about whiteness describes who I am.”
Will you be purchasing Rachel’s book or even flipping through the pages to read the comedy?