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Former NAACP Leader Now on Food Stamps

Rachel Dolezal, the controversial former NAACP leader from Washington, is jobless and may soon be homeless, too.

Remember Rachel Dolezal? The former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as black? She’s jobless and may soon be homeless.

In an interview with The Guardian, Dolezal said the only work she’s been offered is in reality TV and pornography. Though she’s applied for 100 jobs, she told The Guardian that no one will hire her…and she’s currently on food stamps…and may soon be left without a home.

“Right now the only place that I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,” she told The Guardian.

The 39-year-old was swept into the national spotlight in 2015 after her parents, who are white, stepped forward and said Dolezal was not black. While the NAACP stressed that its organization includes white leaders, critics slammed Dolezal for presenting herself as black when she was actually white.

During a television interview in November 2015, Dolezal said that despite being born to white parents she identifies as black. She said her hair style and tanned skin led people to believe she was black, and she didn’t correct them.

Dolezal told The Guardian she still believes that race is a social construct.

“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,” she said.

She told the newspaper she believes there is a black and white side on issues ranging from politics to social and cultural issues.

Source: USA Today

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