Sunday, February 26, 2017

RACHEL DOLEZAL ON BRINK of homelessness. Many of us followed and even demonized her for her deception. Now that I know this I feel bad for her, but it appears she has dug in.
Two years after she was revealed to be a white woman pretending to be black, Rachel Dolezal is unable to find work and lives off food stamps — but she still believes she did nothing wrong.

“I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she told the Guardian. “I would just be going back to when I was little, and had to be what everybody else told me I should be — to make them happy.”
The 39-year-old also lost her job as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington university because of the ordeal, and she hasn’t been able to get work since.

The former professor and columnist told the Guardian she’s applied for more than 100 jobs, but not a single place will hire her. The only offers that have come her way have been for reality television and porn.
She did admit that she was born to white parents, but still identifies as Black. I'm OK if she's happy with her identity, it's too bad that she's in the situation she's in. I also wish she didn't have to engage in her deception to cover her background.

I forgot to note her story made headlines because she was at one point the former head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP.

h/t Newsalert!