Counter Stories hosts on Rachel Dolezal, race identity

Rachel Dolezal
In this image released by NBC News, former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal appears on the "Today" show set on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in New York.
Anthony Quintano | AP

The news about former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal's race has set off a storm of surprise, questions and emotional reaction in recent days.

Dolezal stepped down as head of an NAACP branch in Washington after her parents said that, contrary to Dolezal's claims, she is white.

Dolezal made her first comments Tuesday on NBC's Today show saying she identifies as black.

MPR News' Tom Weber talked to Counter Stories podcast hosts David Cazares and Anthony Galloway about the complexities of race and identity in Dolezal's story.

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