Rachel Dolezal: The Originator of Alternative Facts
By: Janel Lowe
Many of you think that “Alternative Facts” started with Kellyanne Conway, but do you remember Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane city, WHITE NAACP head? If you don’t, allow me to refresh your memory. In 2015, Dolezal came under fire from Spokane, Washington’s black community after she was caught “passing” or lying, claiming that she was African-American. Dolezal was even called out by her mother for being “dishonest and deceptive with her identity.” Dolezal, had for many years identified herself as being African-American, but her birth certificate showed, that was a LIE.
Today, she makes headlines AGAIN. In an attempt to feel more in touch with her fake African-American roots, Dolezal has changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, meaning “Gift of God.” I think it’s safe to say that I, everyone here at NM and in the NM community are giving you the side-eye.
The foolishness doesn’t stop here. This past week she sat down with The Guardian, and when asked about the controversy surrounding her race, she stated, “I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” she continues, “I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because, you know, I’m not white. … Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying, ‘I’m white.”
I guess now Dolezal is feeling “the struggle,” as she claims that she has applied to more that 100 jobs, but no one will hire her. The only job offers she’s getting is reality TV and pornography. She is also claiming that because of that she might soon be homeless.
Before anyone decided to make a GoFundMe, there is a silver-lining for Dolezal, I mean Nkechi Amor Diallo, has penned a memoir, titled In Full Color. So, if you’re a fan of fiction writing, go check it out.
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