It’s been a wild ride for Rachel Dolezal, better known to most as America’s first trans-racial celebrity and all around darling of everything liberal.
But that was during the Dolezal 15 minutes of fame. My, how times have changed.
While the Montana-born natural blonde of Central European extraction now “identifies” as a black woman, she now blames both blacks and whites for her recent streak of very bad luck.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the ex-president of the Spokane, Washington branch of the NAACP now finds herself sans a job, surviving off of food stamps, and just days from being bounced from her home.
Just a few paragraphs from reporter Rob Shimshock’s article;
Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month.
“There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.”
Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received no offers, even from a supermarket. She has, however, been offered work in porn and reality TV. While a friend helped pay her rent for February, Dolezal expects she’ll lose her home next month.
“I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” said the former Africana studies instructor. “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.”
While Dolezar herself may plainly state, “I’m not white,” KREM 2, the CBS affiliate in Spokane, Washington, reported something quite different. Unfortunately for Dolezal, the source of the information was her own parents;
Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal said Thursday that they want people to know the truth including that their daughter is Caucasian. The Dolezals sat down with KREM 2 News and said their daughter is specifically German and Czech.
The Dolezals said Rachel married and later divorced a black man. They said after the divorce in 2004 Rachel began identifying differently. She started claiming to be partially African American and the daughter of bi-racial parents. They said they have noticed her change in physical appearance but do not know how she did so.
“Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” said Ruthanne Dolezal.
But the truth of her ethnicity hardly held her back from immersing herself into her delusion, which in turn, very well may have kept someone who really is black from getting a number of jobs at a certain university in the eastern part of the Evergreen State;
According to EWU’s [Eastern Washington University] website, Dolezal holds a Master’s degree from Howard University, and has taught The Black Woman’s Struggle, African and African American Art History, African History, African American Culture, and Intro to Africana Studies all at EWU. The biography states that her research focuses on the intersection of race, gender and class in the “contemporary Diaspora with a specific emphasis on Black women in visual culture.”
Other than the local NAACP and EWU, Dolezal has also been less than factual with Spokane’s Finest;
The allegations that Rachel Dolezal has been misrepresenting her race could have repercussions when it comes to her position on Spokane’s Police Ombudsman Commission.
City of Spokane officials said they are investigating whether she may have violated any city policy or code of ethics when she applied to lead the commission.
The commission was formed last fall with Dolezal as the group’s leader.
The application asked for the race or ethnicity of the person applying. Dolezal said she believed it was an optional choice. But, city officials said she still checked four boxes on the application, including Black/African American, White and Native American/Alaska Native.
Mayor Condon selected Dolezal as the leader of the commission. City staff said race was a factor during selection.