Comedian D.L. Hughley did not mince words when he added his voiced to the recent transgender bathroom debates plaguing states such as North Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia.
Hughley, 53, was discussing both racial and transgender issues with Jim Norton and Sherrod Small on SiriusXM’s “Opie with Jim Norton” show on Wednesday. During the conversation, the guests talked about self-identification and how that affects gender and race. Hughley began by expressing his distaste for Rachel Dolezal, the former president of an NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, who came under fire last year for lying about her race and “identifying” as an African-American.
“She wanted to be so black so bad she became one,” Hughley said before adding, “To me, you can change your gender, but you can’t change your race. Like, you can tell me that you are man who used to be a woman, but you can’t tell me you are a black woman who used to be white?”