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