Rachel Dolezal, who came to fame six years ago for claiming she is black when she is actually white, is now whining in a bid for sympathy that she can’t find a job since she came out as transracial.
The former NAACP Spokane chapter president is 43 now and is living as a single mother residing in Tucson, Arizona. She labeled herself as transracial in 2015 and now goes by the Nigerian name of Nkechi Amare Diallo, a West African reference to “gift from the gods.”
In an interview on the “Tamron Hall Show,” Dolezal bitterly complained that people need to see her for the person she is, as she sat in front of a map of Africa.
“I started with applying for all of the things I was qualified for and after interviews and getting turned down, I even applied to jobs that didn’t even require degrees, being a maid at a hotel, working at a casino,” Dolezal carped on Monday. “I wasn’t able to get any of those jobs either,” she said.
(Video Credit: Tamron Hall Show)
None of those who have interviewed Dolezal have come out and said she’s not employable because of her insistence that she is black. Dolezal is blaming everyone but herself for her misfortune, including Google and Wikipedia for allegedly allowing access to “false” information about her.
“Well, it is really tough, you know, to relive that every day and every week, as you said,” Dolezal said. “Whatever the case, if somebody’s name comes up attached to what people feel is a problematic identity, then I’m hash-tagged, and there are memes, you know, Kamala Dolezal, all these kind of things that have been created that come my way and I’m tagged in.”
“The only place that my true story lives is in my book,” Dolezal said as she promoted her memoir, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”
“I think that people, you know, aren’t going to go seek out my book if they’re just looking for an employee, so it’s been tough for sure, but I have not given up,” she insisted.
Transracial individuals identify as a certain race even though their biology dictates differently.
“It’s more a story of becoming than changing,” Dolezal retorted to Hall who said that she had tried to pass herself off as a black woman.
“It’s more a story of finding a home culturally. It’s not somehow pretending, faking, or changing, it’s just becoming, and if I have changed then there would be this flip-flopping or maybe I would have scrapped everything under pressure,” she continued.
“This is really just who I am so I believe that if I’m going to continue to live, I’m going to continue to be who I am in the midst of pressure,” she added.
To earn money, Dolezal claims she has been painting, braiding hair, writing grants, and giving “pep talks” on Cameo.
She still claims to be black, stating that, “When it comes to race and identity, I’ve always identified racially as human, but have found more of a home in black culture, in the black community.”
“And that hasn’t changed,” Dolezal proclaimed. “I’m still the same person I was in May of 2015, I’m still doing the work, I’m still pressing forward, but it has been really tough for sure.”
Dolezal reportedly comes from a religious upbringing and has two white parents and adopted black siblings. She alleges her parents abused her as a child.
She taught Africana studies at Eastern Washington University and was outed by a journalist in 2015 as white while pretending to be black.
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