Decades Later, Man With White Parents Still Says He's Black

Mark Stebbins, 72, said he was black when running for public office in the 1980s.
1:17 | 06/17/15

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Decades Later, Man With White Parents Still Says He's Black
He is 72 he and his wife runs several businesses. And mark sevens easily remembers those days running for the Stockton City Council. When he was asked about his race. I told them I'm human. And further depressed me it and I said and I'm black are you black yes well you know a mistake. Yes as I said then. It was insisting he was black when he looked white and came from white parents. That led to political problems for Stebbins. The man he defeated Ralph white leather recall against Evans the recall failed a second recall on and on related topics succeeded. Ralph white offered back then a classic line about step is claiming he was black if his parents were wiped. What do they say if your mom's relevant your dad's Melvin you you can't be alive. Is when you try to talk specific with steffens about his race his answers are anything but specific. There's no such thing. As race. There never has me he says even talking about race is a form of racism. It's a cancer that it is. Inherent in the Americans like if we keep talking about these things that's what continues. To racism. Of course we try we fight them label people. Oh all the way through. Like Rachel Dole's all mark Stan Evans earned plenty of news coverage. He and his wife are featured in a college textbook article titled can a man changes race. Unlike dole stalls stay Evans didn't step down from a position with the NAACP. He's been a member of the Stockton chapter for more than thirty years in Stockton Tim daily news ten.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":31827136,"title":"Decades Later, Man With White Parents Still Says He's Black","duration":"1:17","description":"Mark Stebbins, 72, said he was black when running for public office in the 1980s.","url":"/GMA/video/man-with-white-parents-says-he-is-black-decades-later-31827136","section":"GMA","mediaType":"default"}