Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who pretended to be African-American in order to make inroads with the black activist community, may soon be on the streets. Once the head of the NAACP branch in Spokane, Washington, the 39-year-old is now unemployed and on food stamps. She expects to be homeless soon, according to Fox News.
In an in-depth interview with The Guardian published Saturday, the former race hustler remained unapologetic, claiming that for two years she’s been shunned as a result of her subjectively-defined black identity.
“I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel,” she told The Guardian.
Complaining about her lot in life like a good leftist, Dolezal has discovered that when you play the game of identity politics and lose, you lose everything. To Dolezal’s chagrin, all of her leftist comrades, her fellow black activists in arms, have turned on her, leaving her dejected and jobless.
“Two years ago, she was a respected black rights activist and teacher. Then she was exposed as a white woman who had deceived almost everyone she knew,” explains The Guardian in a sensationalist introduction to Dolezal’s tale of woe.
It turns out white race hustlers pretending to be black are unemployable. Who knew? The Guardian continues:
Today Dolezal is jobless, and feeding her family with food stamps. A friend helped her pay this month’s rent; next month she expects to be homeless. She has applied for more than 100 jobs, but no one will hire her, not even to stack supermarket shelves. She applied for a position at the university where she used to teach, and says she was interviewed by former colleagues who pretended to have no recollection of having met her. The only work she has been offered is reality TV, and porn. She has changed her name on all her legal documents, but is still recognised wherever she goes. People point at her and laugh.
To this day, Dolezal still maintains the delusion that she’s black.
“I feel that I was born with the essential essence of who I am, whether it matches my anatomy and complexion or not,” Dolezal stated. “I’ve never questioned being a girl or a woman, for example, but whiteness has always felt foreign to me, for as long as I can remember. I didn’t choose to feel this way or be this way, I just am.”
“It’s more so,” she added. “Because it wasn’t even biological to begin with. It was always a social construct.”
Like gender*, Dolezal believes that racial identity is subjective and fluid.
“I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” she argued.” 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.”
*There are only two genders. Gender is not subjective, according to science.