Race faker Rachel Dolezal has claimed she has been unable to find a job over the past six years after it was revealed that she was a white woman pretending to be black.
Dolezal, 43, told TV host Tamron Hall that even after changing her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo – a West African way of saying ‘gift from the gods’ – in 2017, she is still recognized and never gets past the interview stage.
The former NAACP leader, who says she still sees herself as black, claimed it has been ‘really tough’ and that she wishes ‘people could see me more for who I am than the what’.
Even after moving to Tucson, Arizona, last year where her teenage son was going to college, the single mother-of-three said she has been forced to ‘create my own job and find my own ways to provide for my children’ as she braids hair, writes grants, paints and delivers ‘pep talks’. She moved from Spokane, Washington.
Hall questioned Dolezal about her hair and the former NAACP leader claimed that she was wearing it in braids to advertise her business of hair braiding as she had not been able to find other jobs.
‘I’m in braids right now – and for a practical reason: advertising what I do to provide for my children,’ Dolezal said, as she appeared on the show with a map of Africa in the background. ‘I’ve been braiding for over 20 years.’
‘I started with applying for all of the things I was qualified for,’ she said of her job prospects, ‘and after interviews and getting turned down, I even applied to jobs that didn’t even require degrees … being a maid at a hotel, working at a casino.