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Rachel Dolezal’s new government name is African

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal, aka, Nkechi Amare Diallo (Photo credit: Facebook.com/RachelADolezal and family handout)

The story of Rachel Dolezal, a White woman passing for Black, has taken yet another strange turn. Most recently it was revealed by various media outlets that she was on food stamps, unemployed and nearly homeless. A condition many Americans have faced regardless of their color, but in her case became a sick play on the stereotype of a single Black woman.

The former head of the Spokane NAACP Chapter in Washington state, Dolezal was well known for her having her hair in braids, cornrows and a fuzzy Afro and being an outspoken social activist. Her life all came crashing down when her White parents revealed the origins of her true race. Soon, she was the subject of hashtags, memes and late-night punch lines as many people in America were in disbelief at her transracial charade.

Now Dolezal has gotten rid of her “slave name,” er, “slave master name” and chosen one that is reflective of her transracial identity, she is now Nkechi Amare Diallo.

According to court documents, Dolezal became Diallo in the state of Washington sometime in October 2016. She stole her new name from the culture of Nigeria’s Igbo and Fula people. Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere, from the Igbo language and means “what God has given” or “gift of God” and Diallo is from the Fula word which means “bold.”

The name change escaped the notice of the public eye and mainstream news and apparently Dolezal, rather Diallo, counted on that to use her new identity. In November she created a change.org petition under the name Nkechi Diallo to promote a video of a lecture she gave in April 2016 at the University of Idaho. The petition urged the TEDx organization to air her video and stated “Rachel Dolezal’s TEDx talk on race and identity … is still not available online. Please post her talk online immediately. She should not be censored due to her unique perspective. We want to watch this speech!”

Even though the petition only garnered 30 signatures, the organization, whose program can be heard online and many National Public Radio (NPR) stations, posted the video. But Dolezal apparently is not using her African name for her latest endeavor. Her memoir In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World is published under the name Rachel Dolezal, not Nkechi Amare Diallo and is due out next month. Even though she is not an R&B singer, her attempt to pass for Black continues.



8 Comments

  1. TheDOTKU on March 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    So I was told black woman do their hair a certain way to look more in the style of white people because they feel they have to to fit in to a predominantly white culture… that has been the argument about why white women can’t copy black women but black women can copy white women… so what you are seeing now is that white women are feeling the need to fit in in what has become a predominantly black culture (minus the whole Trump situation). She probably feels respected when people assume she is at least mixed and totally hated when she is seen as just white.

  2. TheDOTKU on March 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    So I was told black women do their hair a certain way to look more in the style of white people because they feel they have to to fit in to a predominantly white culture… that has been the argument about why white women can’t copy black women but black women can copy white women… so what you are seeing now is that white women are feeling the need to fit in in what has become a predominantly black culture (minus the whole Trump situation). She probably feels respected when people assume she is at least mixed and totally hated when she is seen as just white. I personally feel every time *literally every time unless I’ve known the person awhile* I see a black person like I don’t hate this person at all but they might already hate me.. and that does change the way I am around black people.. cause like, I’m hella nervous. Hard not to be when you don’t know a person at all other than they might hate you.

    • britishrose on March 4, 2017 at 1:01 am

      People don’t realize some blacks hate whites too or dont wanna associate with them for fear blacks will turn on them .. I never really had white friend. Racism is so high you gotta choose one or the other. Cause mix kids have to be black not white cause white race will never respect them. Obama is going through this when he was president. Some white still hate him only cause his moma was white. Not cause he was a bad President. And he was brilliant. But his legacy is tampered with by racist who are angry a white woman slept with a African man!!! And had a smart kid. Who became president. Jefferson must bevrollimg in his grave. He couldn’t even marry the black woman he had 5 kids with and he w
      as president

    • shaaronie on March 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Damn! I never thought of it that way! That is a whole new perspective and may be why I notice some white people use a hesitant approach at first when we first meet and then warm up immediately! Very interesting! Thanks!

  3. Indian Andy on March 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    She’s about ate up with it? I finance a Go Fund Me page page to get her some professional help!

  4. britishrose on March 4, 2017 at 12:44 am

    This must stab kkk organization in the neck with a machetti !! I mean. Bruce Jenner didn’t get no out rage he was celebrated. Laugh. So why can’t changing to black culture be celebrated. She is the definition of how racist america has become. I’m sure a lot of white females married to black men. Wish they could have gone black. But to do this you pretty much gotta disss white society racist views. Cudos I love her. But we blacks are OK with her love for black life. Hell we seen nigros hanging from trees for smiling at white chicks
    Racheal is saying she don’t need no one dictating her lifestyle and belief. She sees black life as higher than being associated with the people who held blacks as slaves .. She want no part in her parent Irish dutch life. Laugh so why is blacks not angry at Beyonce ?? Who wanna be white? Same thing !! This is why Beyonce was hated so much she started her blond hair trend and black females hated her .. But eventually her hair became her trade mark!!making her acceptable as imitating whites. Racheal did the same. I knew she was white when I saw her !! But she choice her true heritage we all know many whites got black ancestry but has denied white men raped black slaves and thats where real love ght skim blacks came from !! Means nothing its who blood line you represent ..she knew she had black blood her parents denounce they have African in that bloodline .. I’m glad she stabbing racism in the neck! Cause no what the fuggg do u tell your white kids about racheal stance!? You tell um its wrong they all gonna be wearing FROs and changing names to African names. The worst thing that can happen to white folks is racheal doziel become an icon for civil rights. Cause her civil right has been violated by the college who fired her … If I wear a blonde wig to school am I white? blacks get it. . we feel racheal is a symbol of strength to celebrate us .. Not some laughable freak as white want u to buy .. Its all about white coming to terms with everybody ain’t trying to be white. In america. Or appreciate whit history look how much embarrassment white history has to the point children school books have to hide the facts ..do u want lil white kids to know they have black blood due to rape and killings ?? Do u want them to see the bloody bodies hanging from trees. Killed by white hating monsters white mobbs while children watched? So the reason racheal is hated is she destroys myth of whites hoffic pass in america. Remember emmitt till? Try relaying that story to every school kids .. And watch how many racheal dozials will show up in 20 years

    • shaaronie on March 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      At the end of the day since the beginning of human time, we are all Africans and once resided in Sub-Saharan Africa together. Just a small tribe of about 1000 survivors during the ice age, forced to separate for survival. Now that we have been changed due to our different environments, we no longer recognize each other. We should celebrate our diversity and share it!

  5. Had Enough on March 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Silly whiggress.