'I Think It's Ridiculous': Dolezal's Brother Talks to Megyn Kelly
Rachel Dolezal's adopted brother pushed back on "The Kelly File" tonight, after his sister said on the "Today" show that her "self-identification with the black experience" goes back to when she was five years old.
The former NAACP leader told Matt Lauer Tuesday that she began questioning her racial identity when she was a child.
"I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair," she said.
Ezra Dolezal, Rachel's adopted brother, told Megyn Kelly his sister is not black at all.
"She's been white all the way up until 2011 ... when she started to try to change how she looked and some things about her, like her hair and what clothes she wore," he stated.
He said he was "surprised" to learn his sister was pretending to be black and she slowly distanced herself from the family beginning in 2006.
"She just changed how she acted a little bit sometimes ... it was almost like she was trying to fit a couple of stereotypes," Ezra said.
Kelly asked about the abuse allegations Rachel has made against their parents.
Ezra stated his sister was "never abused growing up" and he's not sure why she has made those claims.
"I think it's ridiculous," he said. "Those pictures that she said she drew ... I don't think she could produce them, actually real ones."
Kelly also asked what he thinks she is doing to her appearance, in reference to her skin tone.
"I'm 100 percent sure it's makeup, she's tried to say she's been out in the sun," Ezra replied. "My parents can't really get a tan like that and neither can my brother ... I don't really believe any of it."
"Do you think she's mentally disturbed?" Kelly asked.
"She might be, I'm not sure," he replied. "She's come up with all these stories in her head ... Like the interview today, she kind of seemed like she actually believed what she had been telling everybody ... the more times she tells them, the more she actually believes it."
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