Rachel Dolezal, who left her role as a local NAACP president in Washington state and lost a part-time university teaching job after it was revealed that she is a white, faces a spirited discussion on Monday’s episode of “The Real.”
“Are you ashamed of being white?” host Loni Love asks in the clip above.
“You in my house. Okay, so let’s get real, alright?” Love said, underscoring the show’s penchant for frank talk. “It was hurtful to a lot of black women… there were some people that felt that you never identified yourself as white. So like when you went to Howard University, some people felt like they never knew you were white, you were black. And so they felt like maybe the scholarship or you know when you got admitted to Howard, that took a opportunity from a black woman.”
Dolezal told Vanity Fair magazine this summer that she was braiding hair to support herself and her 13-year-old son. During Monday’s appearance she wore her hair in long, loose ringlets instead of the braids she previously had worn.
“The Real,” hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon along with Love, airs on Fox tv stations nationwide. Check this link for local listings.