|Rachel Dolezal changes her name to Nkechi Diallo.|
Controversial as always, Rachel Dolezal legally is changing her name to accustom to her "African" roots. The woman who became the butt of ridicule was formerly the president of the Spokane area NAACP. She was the professional who stood up to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and bigotry.
She was a focal supporter of civil rights in Spokane and spoke to people of color.
Dolezal is openly bisexual and the mother of three. All of that was erased after a public rival decided to dig dirt on her. The rival went to her family's home in Montana to break through the color wall.
She quickly resigned from the NAACP after her parents outed her as a White woman who tried to masquerade herself as a Black woman. Since the outing, Dolezal had a child, lost her job at a local college, lost her publishing column in a newspaper, forced to find sidework and is struggling to keep her family afloat. She recently published a memoir chronicling her life in the eyes of Black America.
She tried to get a mainstream publisher. They rejected the memoir and she had to settle on an independent publisher and word-of-mouth to get the book moving.
Dolezal is legally changing her name to Nkechi Diallo.
Diallo has no regrets about exploring her roots. She said that if people rejected her for being human, then it would hurt more than it did when they found out she was a White woman.
Black and White folks are pretty much soured on her.
For all the good she's done, one racial controversy destroyed the good.