Friday, 14 Aug 2020

Rachel Dolezal feels 'vindicated' by Black Lives Matter movement

Race faker Rachel Dolezal feels ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter supporters and ‘energized in the push for justice’

  • Rachel Dolezal has said she feels ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter after she was ridiculed five years ago saying she was black despite both parents being white 
  • A onetime president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter, she made headlines in 2015 when her white parents outed her as pretending to be a black woman 
  • Dolezal ended up losing her job at Eastern Washington University as a result 
  • In May 2018, Dolezal was charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance 
  • Now she tries to make ends meet by selling her artwork and braiding hair 

Rachel Dolezal, the race faker and former NAACP leader who was discovered to actually be white, says she feels ‘vindicated’ by the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Dolezal, 42, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo three years ago says she still sees herself as black and wants to get involved once again in the push for social equality. 

In 2015 it was revealed how she had been sacked from her job with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) after her parents outed her as white. 

Rachel Dolezal has said she feels ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter after she was ridiculed five years ago saying she was black despite both parents being white

Dolezal now tries to make ends meet by selling her artwork and braiding hair

She has been braiding hair for people in recent years allowing her to work from home. She is now planning a move to Tucson, Arizona to move with her teenage son who will attend college

‘Racially I identify as human, but culturally I identify as black. I do hope that we can rework the vocabulary. That’s part of challenging the race world view,’ she told the New York Post.    

‘Overwhelmingly, most people I hear from are black or mixed or non-white in some way and a lot of people have said this is your moment, you’re vindicated. I have received hundreds of messages. Most of it’s been overwhelmingly positive,’ Dolezal said.

These days, Dolezal, who is a single mother is trying to make a living selling her art, but claims to be energized by recent protests and the push for justice since George Floyd’s death, however she concedes that the Black Lives Matter chapter close to where she lives in Washington State has rejected her offer of help. 

A onetime president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter, Dolezal made headlines in 2015 when her white parents outed her as pretending to be a black woman

Dolezal wrote a memoir in 2017 almost two years after the controversy about her racial identity in June 2015

One of her works of art sees four bloody busts of former presidents spattered with red paint depicting bloody. 

The piece is called ‘Truth Be Told’ and she described each of them – George Washington, a Slaver, Thomas Jefferson, a Rapist, Andrew Jackson,  a Racist and Franklin Roosevelt, a Racist.

‘All my art is for sale. It’s a hell of deal compared to the banana that was duct-taped to a wall!’ she jokes. 

It was a local news reporter who ‘outed’ her after revealing her parents who lived in Montana, Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal, were both white. 

The controversial ‘civil rights activist’ would later argue that she was ‘transracial’ – equating her experience to that of being transgender. 

She was subsequently dismissed from her position as an Instructor in Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University and has struggled to find work ever since.  

Dolezal, onetime president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter, made international headlines in 2015 when her white parents outed her as pretending to be a black woman (pictured in 2017)

Dolezal also braids hair in her own home to make ends meet. 

Dolezal began to try and rebuild her image with a Netflix documentary in 2018, The Rachel Divide.  

‘The Netflix documentary did help some of the people understand some of the context and backstory. I have received a lot of apologies from people who jumped on the bandwagon on social media,’ she told the Post.

She then attempted to generate some income writing a memoir entitled In Full Color, but things fell apart once again after being accused of welfare fraud for failing to report $84,000 in earnings to Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services. 

In May 2018, Dolezal was charged with was charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. 

Court documents alleged that she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.  

In May 2018, Dolezal was charged with was charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. Dolezal settled in a Washington court in April 2019, agreeing to pay an undisclosed restitution and complete 120 hours of community service

Dolezal settled in a Washington court in April, agreeing to pay an undisclosed restitution and complete 120 hours of community service.

Soon, Dolezal hopes to start a new chapter in her life with a move to the southwest. 

Her 17-year-old son Franklin is to move to Tucson to become a student at the University of Arizona and she hopes to move along with him.    

‘I have been waiting to move for 15 years,’ she said. ‘It’s been a long time coming.’

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