According to The Guardian, Rachel Dolezal says she is broke, living off of food stamps, and only a month away from being out on the streets.
Just in case you need a reminder, Rachel Dolezal is a white woman who made a living off of parading as a black woman. She tanned her skin and wore kinky-textured wigs, as a part of her costume. During her time pretending to be black she became an NAACP president for the Spokane Chapter in Washington. She was also a professor of Africana Studies at North Idaho College.
Dolezol’s cover was blown when her very white parents publicly revealed that she was in fact, Black, not bi-racial as she had alleged:
It’s been almost two years since Rachel was exposed for being a fraud, and since that time she has written a tell-all book (30 publishing houses refused to print it before she found one willing to go forward with the project) and worked as a black hair stylist stylist doing weaves and braids. Today, she can’t find gainful employment.
According to The Guardian:
Dolezal is jobless, and feeding her family with food stamps. A friend helped her pay this month’s rent; next month she expects to be homeless. She has applied for more than 100 jobs, but no one will hire her, not even to stack supermarket shelves. She applied for a position at the university where she used to teach, and says she was interviewed by former colleagues who pretended to have no recollection of having met her.
She still sticks to her story, though. Telling The Guardian that she is who she is and will not apologize for it.
I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it…. I’m me. It really is who I am. It’s not a choice.”
She goes on to opine that her experience is similar to that of transgender people:
It’s very similar, in so far as: this is a category I’m born into, but this is really how I feel.”
Since Dolezal’s “coming out,” if you will, we’ve seen similar stories, like that of White South African DJ. Read about her HERE.
Read Dolezal’s full interview with The Guardian HERE.
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