Dolezal: I’m a ‘Pan-African, Pro-Black, Bisexual Mother, Artist, Activist’

‘I believe that race is a social construct’
By Grabien Staff


SMERCONISH: "How should you have answered that question? I'll give you a mulligan. What should you have said?"
DOLEZAL: "Well, if I would have had time to really, you know, discuss my identity, I probably would have described a more complex label, pan African, pro black, bisexual mother artist, activist, but I think the question are you African-American, I haven't identified as African-American. I've identified as black. And black is a culture, a philosophy, a political and social view. I believe that race is a social construct. And so, you know, I felt like in that interview I didn't have time to unpack all of that. But, you know, it became clear very quickly that people did want to unpack those more complex definitions, terms and even my personal identity. People wanted to hear everything. And so I wrote in full color, my memoir, as just, you know, the whole story. The whole truth. Everything from birth to the present."

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