Rachel Dolezal Weave: Activist Explains Her Hair, Says She Is Bisexual

June 18, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

In interviews with NBC, Rachel Dolezal reveals that she is bisexual and explains her hair and no, it is not all natural like she claimed it was. The controversial activist was quizzed and confessed that it is a weave and said that she is great at doing dreadlocks, braids and extensions.

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Robin Thede, the head writer of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, said on Monday night that Rachel Dolezal was responsible for a black security breach. According to Thede, “Rachel might have just cracked the holy grail of all black women hair, she mastered curly mixed girl ‘do, she killed the 16-hour micro braids and was bold enough to risk her edges for locks to her booty look.”

Larry Wilmore answered that not even black men understand black women’s hair, they simply know that they should not touch it.

Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane NAACP, who is claiming to be transracial after being outed by her parents as a white woman appeared on NBC, where she revealed that she is indeed a pro when it comes to black hair.

Dolezal does everything – weaves, curls, the Afro and braids – by herself. Believe it or not, she often gets the stupid question that real black women get from strangers: “Can I touch your hair?” She explained to reporter Amber Payne:

“You’re just going to out me like that[sic]. Well, because you are you, and I’m here, I’ll tell you, but like I said, if I were in a grocery store or anywhere else, I would be like [sic] it’s none of your business.”

She went on to add that she also does other women’s hair:

“This right here? … This is a weave. I do it myself. I do dreads, I do braids — not just my hair.”

When asked what kind of weaves she likes, she declined to answer. As to why she is sporting curls at the moment, she replied by saying:

“I’ve just been doing this because it’s, uh, I haven’t had time recently to change, for a few months.Usually in the summer I go back to my locs.”

In the same interview, she said, “I identify as black,” and had always seen herself as black since she was a child. She also shared that she often tans in natural sunlight to get a darker complexion.

Earlier this year, Dolezal gave a lecture at Eastern Washington University about the history of black hair where she spoke about how hard it is for African Americans to accept their nappy hair.

In related news, Dolezal also opened up about being a bisexual woman in an interview with NBC Nightly News‘s Savannah Guthrie. She said:

“I’m bisexual. And so, you know, I’ve dated men and women. And I will intentionally ask, like, ‘So do you just date light-skinned women? What’s your spectrum?’ ”

What do you think of Rachel Dolezal’s “transracial” story? What are your thoughts on Dolezal’s bisexuality?

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    1. incognito says:

      I feel it’s racist that she calls black hair nappy, and furthermore what does she know about the pain and struggles of black people apart from what she’s read or pretended?

      I can not believe this crap.

      What if a full blooded black person claimed to be transracial white? How acceptable would that be, and then for that person to say they understand and know about the struggles or bliss of being white? No one would accept that and everyone would think that person is nuts.

      So why is this knucklehead getting a pass????

    2. Katiana M says:

      She has don way more for blacks than what many blacks have done for themselves. She is fighting for us what is wrong with that?
      She is a hero like MLK in my book because she cares.

      • milbank says:

        “She has don(sic)way more for blacks than what many blacks have done for themselves.”

        Which is why blacks are and will continue to be, on the lowest wrung of the societal ladder over half a century after “Civil Rights” was made the law of the land, all the while complaining that it’s everyone else’s fault.

      • Shape Shifter says:

        She is a hero in my book too but more like Delia Ann Webster or Lucretia Coffin Mott but not Harriet Tubman. White women in prison got favorable treatment over blacks. Out of prison the white women may have been yelled at or pushed around some for helping blacks but Tubman was raped and beaten several times and probably had several brain injuries.

        Dolezal could probably have been as effective or more so as a White Woman ally to the NAACP then by taking an office slated for a person of color.

        NAACP–>National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

        NAACP is not the National Association for the Advancement of White folks who self-identify as African American.

      • Ntare Ali Gault says:

        What has she done for black people? I keep reading that she’s done so much for us but no one says what she has actually done. She’s a con artist. She has spent hours upon hours at her deception and it has worked. None that the jig is up, people are defending her while she’s still lying.

    3. MyLifeIs says:

      She doesn’t look black at all. How on earth did all these stupid people think she was black? That is like Fat Albert claiming he is white.

    4. Tom F says:

      The old finger in the light socket trick would explain her hair and darker skin as well.

    5. Nieema W says:

      Many have said that she’s done a lot for blacks and we shouldn’t condemn her efforts. I agree; however, she didn’t have to lie to help. She could’ve been her true self; A WHITE WOMAN. No pretending needed. There are plenty of white civil rights activists fighting the fight.

      Sending hate mail to herself for what ever reason, filing a lawsuit against Howard University for discrimination, making up stories about her childhood and creating a fake family. I don’t know what was going on in her head but she needs help.

    6. Juju B says:

      Hate her or love her – u have to admit like any big celeb like Beyoncé or Rihanna Rachel’s hair game in on point.
      She looks darn good.

    7. narj says:

      I “identify” as a millionaire….so can I go charge up a bunch and spend money I don’t have then just simply claim…I have identified as a millionaire for many years???

    8. Gospel says:

      BW don’t look white when they bleach and wear blond wigs, so please get over yourselves. She does more for the black community than the majority of twerkers and wish I was whites. I can’t stand most BW because they are fake and hypocrites and the only time they get upset is usually when their insecure hind parts are talking about WW.

    9. gypsygirl043 says:

      I don’t think it matters what color she is, or claims to be, to hold the position that she held at the NAACP or to do the type of work that she was doing. What I find disturbing and completely wrong is that she has mentored black children of all ages by claiming that she nderstands and has lived their struggles. I know that there are people who begin to believe their own lies once they’ve told them for long enough, but there is something very wrong with her.

    10. Kieller says:

      Larry Wilmore’s piece was hilarious and the iconegro portion made me laugh until I cried.

    11. Shape Shifter says:

      The only cards in Dolezal’s hand are race cards and she plays either the black or white race card depending on the game. IMO this is the wrong direction for NAACP.

      I’ve been discriminated against a lot but my solution was to gain skills to make myself more valuable. Today I do well and no one cares what race I am.

    12. thelmafree says:

      The jokes by black comedians are insulting to black women and (wink-wink) praise Dolezal. I’m soooo tired of black men telling the same racist “weave………can’t touch her hair” jokes. Its like jokes about “Jews having big noses and only shopping whole sale”.

    13. thelmafree says:

      Lets be honest, this would be very different if a white man did this. Actress Mindy Kaling’s brother posed as a black man to apply to college and blacks (especially black males.) Black males would not smile and joke about Ronals Dolezal’s ruse.

    14. Lovely says:

      Personally, I do not see what the problem is. Surely if Bruce Jenner can change his sex to female and be accepted – so can Ms. Dolezal. If she wants to be black more power to her. This is coming from a black (not African American) woman. In the eyesight of God we are all brothers and sisters anyway so who cares. This is just one more thing to prey on which in my opinion is absolutely ridiculous.

    15. Just Rose says:

      I think all this rhetoric is akin to bullying and what really are her parents motives for *coming out* They would rather have a son who is an alleged child molester than a “black” dtr.and what really went on with those adopted kids. This couple is as dysfunctional as the Duggars.

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