Rachel Dolezal Is Now Nkechi Amare Diallo, Black Twitter Attacks

Nick Sanchez
March 4, 2017

The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black has changed her name in an attempt to better identify with African-American heritage.

She told the Guardian that the only work she has been offered is reality TV and porn.

Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal legally changed her name, according to the Daily Mail.

The name has its roots in Nigeria and is short for Nkechinyere in the Igbo language, meaning "gift of god". The publication writes that Dolezal filed the change last October and has maintained her stance that race should be a decision made by the person and not determined by genetics.

Diallo, we mean Dolezal, is expected to release her memoir sometime this month.

"Right now the only place that I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister", Diallo told The Guardian. The topic: race and identity. It added that some of the speakers "occasionally share ideas we don't stand behind".

"The mother-of-two said: "'I'm sure it's hard to make sense of for people from the outside, but for me it's been like a consistent, organic process of coming into who I am. I think it's a mix of anger and sadness really for me, because I've struggled to stay away from turning bitter.

"There's no protected class for me", she told The Guardian.

"As long as I can remember, I saw myself as black". One part of that story touched upon a detail which I admittedly didn't pay much attention to at the time.

"The narrative was that I'd offended both communities in an unforgivable way, so anybody who gave me a dime would be contributing to wrong and oppression and bad things", Dolezal said. Nobody wanted to hear, 'I'm pan-African, pro-black, bisexual, an artist, mother and educator.' People would just be like, 'Huh?

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