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Roseanne Barr has insisted she isn't racist.

The 65-year-old actress -- who recently came under fire for making a racist remark on social media about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett -- has taken time to "reflect" and "gain insight" by listening to the music of Kanye West and watching a documentary on racial equality activist Malcolm X and doesn't feel the allegations against her are fair.

She wrote on Twitter: "1) I want u all2 know I'm fine. I've been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood…

"Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! I've never practiced "RACISM" in my entire life & never will. Meantime…

"2) I've been watching this new doc called "Malcolm X: An overwhelming Influence on th Black Power Movement." Directed by my dear friend Thomas Muhammad (my campaign manager in 2012)who called me immediately when my show was canceled.

"If you have any questions for me, direct them to Mr. Muhammad please. Be sure to watch his brilliant movie!

"Thomas Muhammad has agreed to speak for me, as he knows the work I have done in civil rights against racism ALL MY LIFE & understands my tweet was about Iran's regime, not race-The website is: http://www.bbunity.com

"MUCH LOVE 2 U all-thanks for helping and praying for me! It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it's the greatest thing ever".

The star -- whose show 'Roseanne' was axed in the wake of her comments -- also claimed she has found "relief" by going back to nature and promised to speak out in detail "soon".

She tweeted: "guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief. I will begin to speak for myself in media soon.

"My mind went into deep shock and my body too. I see clearly now".

Roseanne's original tweet saw her liken Valerie, a former aide of Barack Obama, to an ape and accused her of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood political party, and she insisted there was a reason behind her remarks.

She posted: "Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want".

And Roseanne -- who blamed her original outburst on sleep medication Ambien -- claimed her health had been affected by the "stress" of the scandal.

She wrote: "I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D!! goodnight-we are winning! don't give up! PEACE is coming."

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