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Rachel Dolezal Admits to TV Hosts She Was Born to White Parents

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    In this photo taken July 24, 2009, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

    Rachel Dolezal may have just made her most startling admission yet.

    The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter president, whose assertion she was black stirred controversy this summer about self-identification and cultural appropriation, acknowledged during a sit-down on Fox's "The Real" on Monday that she was, in fact, born to white parents.

    The admission came after co-host Jeannie Mai explained to Dolezal why people were having trouble with her self-proclaimed black identity. Audience members applauded Dolezal, some even giving her a standing ovation.

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    It appears from the clip posted by the blog, Jezebel, that the hosts also seemed appreciative of Dolezal coming to terms with her family tree.

    Realizing her truth took some time for Dolezal, who had previously claimed there was "no biological proof" that she was born to the parents who raised her. But despite this particular revelation, it doesn't appear she has plans to do anything differently moving forward when it comes to her preferred cultural identity.

    Not for other people's want of trying, however. Here are four more memorable interview moments during which others insisted to Dolezal that she is a white person:

    -She told Matt Lauer on "Today" that she identies as black.

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    -A KXLY interview started the uproar.

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    -Here she tells MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry that she felt a spiritual connection with black culture.

    -Maya Rudolph's gave a mock interview as Dolezal on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."

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