Who Is Rachel Dolezal? White Woman Who Stirred Up Controversy By Identifying As Black Unemployed With Only Porn, Reality Show Offers

A former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch head who was pushed into the spotlight after it emerged that she was a white woman passing off as an African-American is now unemployed, and may also lose her house, she was...

Who Is Rachel Dolezal? White Woman Who Stirred Up Controversy By Identifying As Black Unemployed With Only Porn, Reality Show Offers

A former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch head who was pushed into the spotlight after it emerged that she was a white woman passing off as an African-American is now unemployed, and may also lose her house, she was...

27 February 2017 Monday 06:56
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Who Is Rachel Dolezal? White Woman Who Stirred Up Controversy By Identifying As Black Unemployed With Only Porn, Reality Show Offers

A former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch head who was pushed into the spotlight after it emerged that she was a white woman passing off as an African-American is now unemployed, and may also lose her house, she was reported as saying in a Guardian article published Saturday.

Rachel Dolezal was a respected civil rights activist, the branch head of NAACP’s Spokane, Washington division, the chair of Spokane’s police ombudsman commission and a professor at the Eastern Washington University when, in 2015, it was revealed that she was Caucasian by birth. She lost her respect and credibility, along with her job, after the news broke.

The 39-year-old is now jobless, and has been unable to get anyone to hire her since her race-centric scandal. She told the Guardian in an interview that despite having applied for over 100 jobs, she hasn’t been able to secure employment even at a local supermarket, which in turn has forced her to feed her family by using food stamps. Dolezal said that while she was able to pay rent this month with a friend’s help, she fears that she will be homeless next month.

The controversial figure said the only offers she gets following the outrage is reality television and porn and that despite having legally changed her name, she is still recognized with ease, becoming the object to ridicule for many.

“If I thought it was wrong, I would admit it. That’s easy to do, especially in America. Every politician, they’re like, ‘I’m sorry’ and then they just move on and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, they apologized and it’s all good’. Five minutes later, nobody remembers it,” she told Guardian. “I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it. I would just be going back to when I was little, and had to be what everybody else told me I should be – to make them happy.”

Dolezal wrote a book — “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World” — which is set to hit shelves on March 28, but the path wasn’t easy, she said. Around 30 publishing houses turned down her book over fears that they would be contributing “to a liar and a fraud and a con,” Dolezal added.

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