It may go down as one of the most bizarre moments in political history – when Rachel Dolezal, then head of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was outed by her own parents as being born white and having no African ancestry. After the scandal broke, Dolezal resigned from her position, but is now doubling down on her blackness.
In an effort to show that although she isn’t black, she really, REALLY, feels like she is, Rachel Dolezal has legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, a name with Nigerian roots.
Due to the scandal, Rachel had been unable to find even a low level job. According to Reuters,
“She told The Guardian she had been unable to obtain even a low-level job, receiving only offers to appear in reality television and pornographic films. She also said she had to resort to food stamps to feed her family and feared she might become homeless.”
So, in an effort to not only perhaps start fresh with a new name, but also to continue to hide the FACT that she is WHITE, Rachel is now Nkechi. We live in strange times, folks. Strange times…