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Born: November 12, 1977 (age 44 years), Lincoln County, Montana, United States
Children: Langston Attickus Dolezal, Franklin Moore
Parents: Ruthanne Dolezal, Lawrence Dolezal
Spouse: Kevin Moore (m. 2000–2005)
Siblings: Izaiah Dolezal, Ezra Dolezal, Joshua Dolezal, Esther Dolezal, Zach Dolezal
Full name: Nkechi Amare Diallo
Name Rachel Dolezal
Full name Rachel Anne Dolezal
Date Of Birth 12th November 1977
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According to a February 2015 article in The Easterner, Dolezal said she had suffered from cervical cancer in 2006, but had recovered by 2008. Dolezal’s brother, Ezra Dolezal, has stated that he does not believe this to be true.
She has also stated that she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In October 2016, Dolezal legally changed her name to a Nigerian phrase that means “gift of God”.
She later clarified that she still intends to use the name Rachel Dolezal “as her public persona”, but that she changed her name to have a better chance of landing work.
In February 2017, Dolezal was receiving food stamps. She said that she was on the brink of homelessness and unable to find employment.
In May 2018, Dolezal was charged with second-degree perjury and felony theft by welfare fraud by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
The charges were filed after it was revealed that she had received $8,847 in food and childcare assistance between August 2015 and December 2017.
During that time period, she had been receiving tens of thousands of dollars in unreported income, but had told the state that her income was less than $500 per month.
State investigators discovered that, after her book was published, approximately $83,924 had been deposited into her bank account in monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017.
According to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office, Dolezal could have received a sentence of up to 15 years in prison if she was found guilty.
She entered into a diversion agreement on March 25, 2019, agreeing to repay her assistance benefits and complete 120 hours of community service to avoid a trial.
Nkechi Amare Diallo commonly known as Rachel Dolezal is an American former college instructor and activist known for presenting herself as a black woman despite having been born to white parents.
In addition to claiming black ancestry, she also claimed Native American descent. She is also a former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter president.
Dolezal was president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, from 2014 until June 2015, when she resigned in the midst of controversy over her racial identity.
She was the subject of public scrutiny when her parents publicly stated that she was white, while pretending to be black.
The statement by Dolezal’s parents followed Dolezal’s reports to police and local news media that she had been the victim of race-related hate crimes; a police investigation did not find support for her allegations.
Dolezal had also claimed on an application form to be mixed-race and had falsely claimed that an African-American man was her father.
In the aftermath of the controversy, Dolezal was dismissed from her position as an instructor in Africana studies at Eastern Washington University and was removed from her post as chair of the Police Ombudsman Commission in Spokane over “a pattern of misconduct”.
In 2015, Dolezal acknowledged that she was “born white to white parents”, but maintained that she self-identified as black.
The Dolezal controversy fuelled a national debate in the United States about racial identity. Dolezal’s critics stated that she committed cultural appropriation and fraud; Dolezal asserted that her self-identification is genuine.
In 2017, Dolezal released a memoir on her racial identity entitled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.