Mixed in among the debate about North Carolina’s now-repealed “bathroom bill” were questions of race: if a person can “identify” as one gender despite all biological evidence pointing to the contrary, what’s to stop a person from identifying with a race to which he or she clearly doesn’t belong?

Rachel Dolezal, for better or worse, has become America’s representative for just that question. She was an NAACP chapter president and African studies professor whose parents “outed” her as white. For a while she was braiding hair three days a week to make ends meet and was reportedly living off food stamps.

Now, however, she’s back and promoting her new book, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.” Better yet, she’s no longer flummoxed by the question, are you African-American? As she told CNN’s Michael Smerconish Saturday, she’s trans-black.