Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who in June 2015 was outed after it was revealed that she was pretending to be black, is today living off food stamps with her family and on the brink of homelessness, reports the nydailynews.
Dolezal, 39, says she still believes she did nothing wrong, two years after going viral on social media when her parents, Larry and Ruthanne, stepped forward to say their daughter was not black. “I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she recently told reporters. “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 story made international headlines and Dolezal eventually admitted she was “biologically born white to white parents” and compared herself to Caitlyn Jenner, claiming race is “not coded in your DNA.” Dolezal 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.h/t nydailynews
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 and an adult film.
Dolezal now relies on food stamps to feed her family and has been receiving help from a friend to cover her — next month she expects to be homeless, the Guardian reported.
“Right now the only place I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,” she told the news outlet. “The narrative was that I’d offended both communities in an unforgivable way, so anybody who gave me a dime would be contributing to wrong and oppression and bad things. To a liar and fraud and a con.”