SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) â The woman who resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP after her parents revealed she was white posing as black says there’s no proof they are her mother and father.
In an interview with NBC News on Tuesday night, Rachel Dolezal said she hasn’t had a DNA test and there’s no “biological proof” that Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal are her parents.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie pointed out there’s a birth certificate that lists the Dolezals as her parents.
Rachel Dolezal responded that she can’t prove her parentage one way or another.
The uproar over her racial identity began last week after her parents said their daughter was white. For years, she publicly described herself as black or partly black and said on NBC’s “Today” show that she identifies as black.
SWIRLED: Our Favorite Black and Asian Celebrities
1. Model Tyson Beckford: Jamaican, Panamanian and some Chinese descent.1 of 26
2. Singer Kelis: African-American, Chinese and Puerto Rican2 of 26
3. Singer and model Cassie: African-America, Mexican and Filipino3 of 26
4. Golf pro Tiger Woods: African-American, Thai and Chinese4 of 26
5. Supermodel Chanel Iman: African-American and Korean5 of 26
6. Singer Ne-Yo: African-American and part Chinese6 of 26
7. Singer Amerie: Half African-American and Half Korean7 of 26
8. Supermodel Naomi Campbell: Jamaican with some Chinese ancestry8 of 26
9. Actor Khalil Kain: African American and Chinese9 of 26
10. Former NFL player and model Will Demps: African-American, Puerto Rican and Half-Korean10 of 26
11. Actor Rae Dawn Chong: African-Canadian, Chinese, Scottish and Irish11 of 26
12. Actress Denyce Lawton: African-American and Korean12 of 26
13. Rapper Sean Paul: Jamaican, Portuguese, Chinese and White13 of 26
14. Lisa Wu: Half African-American and Half Chinese14 of 26
15. Model La' Shontae Heckard: Half African-American and Half Korean15 of 26
16. Supermodel and designer Kimora Lee Simmons: Half African-American and Half Japanese16 of 26
17. Tessanne Chin is Chinese, Black, English, and Cherokee Indian17 of 26
18. Foxy Brown is Afro-Trinidadian, Indo-Trinidadian, and Chinese Trinidadian18 of 26
19. Ayesha Curry is Chinese, Jamaican, African American and Polish19 of 26
20. Ayesha Curry is Chinese, Jamaican, African American and Polish20 of 26
21. Robinne Lee is Jamaican, African, Chinese, British and Arawak Indian21 of 26
22. Robinne Lee is Jamaican, African, Chinese, British and Arawak Indian22 of 26
23. Sharon Leal is Filipino and African American23 of 26
24. Sharon Leal is Filipino and African American24 of 26
25. Jhene Aiko is Japanese and African American25 of 26
26. Jhene Aiko is Japanese and African American26 of 26
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