Rachel Dolezal, defamed former head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP branch, and most infamously, the white woman who self-identifies as black, is back in the public eye, this time to promote her in-the-process book on (surprise) racial identity.
Ms. Dolezal, who shattered the Internet last year, has--aside from a few painful interviews--been in hiding; NOT ANYMORE!
The activist went on The Today Showto confirm with Savannah Guthrie that she is still very much not white (according to her):
"People take pictures. It's hard to go to the grocery store!"
On whether she regrets lying about many, many things, including having a black stepfather who "escaped the Deep South from a white cop." Oh, and being black:
"Um...I'm not sure what you're referring to with that, but definitely, I don't have any regrets about how I identify; I'm still me."
Still you, and still very much not black.
When asked again on the fact that she deceived people about being born black:
"It's a complex issue; how do you just sum up a whole life of coming into who you are in a soundbite."