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Rachel Dolezal - Civil Rights Activist

Stephen talks to Rachel Dolezal, the ostensibly black American human rights activist whose life unravelled last year when it turned out she was the daughter of white parents.

As part of the BBC's identity season, Stephen Sackur talks to Rachel Dolezal, the ostensibly black American human rights activist whose life unravelled last year when it turned out she was the daughter of white parents. So what gives us our sense of who we are? Our upbringing and our communities both have a huge impact - but what about the most basic pillars of identity that we tend to regard as immutable? Is our racial identity something we can define for ourselves?

30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest Rachel Dolezal

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