Some would call Rachel Dolezal a hero for sparking a conversation on racial identity in a racially binary society.
Of course, those people will turn out to be fake commenters the former NAACP leader posed as in shameless self-promotion for her new memoir, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.
The disgraced African-American civil rights activist still labels herself as a misunderstood black woman, even after her biological parents outed her as white in 2015, and sheds new light on her journey of self discovery in the unapologetic tell all.
In the book, Dolezal narrates her harrowing upbringing as a pale blond girl growing up poor on the side of a Montana mountain, where she could only dream of one day freeing her inner blackness.
Though she didn't even meet a black person until she was 10 years old, the author says she'd read her grandmother's National Geographic magazines and would pretend she was a "dark-skinned princess in the Sahara Desert," writing: