Rachel Dolezal is done with the name her (White) parents gave her.

Court papers retrieved by confirm Ms. Dolezal is now Nkechi Amare Diallo. Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere, which is a name that originates from the Igbo language of Nigeria. It means “what god has given” or “gift of god.” Diallo means “bold” and is of Fula origin. Fula people are an ethnic group dispersed across West Africa who have roots in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dolezal (or now Diallo) identifies as Black and was outed by her parents as white in 2015, she lost her position as the president of the Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter and as a part-time professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University. She’s struggled to pay for rent, enlisting the help of a friend, and she’s even resorted to food stamps.

With no employer willing to hire her, the name change could possibly be an intentional move to generate new opportunity.

“I’m sure it’s hard to make sense of for people from the outside, but for me it’s been like a consistent, organic process of coming into who I am. As long as I can remember, I saw myself as Black. I was socially conditioned to discard that,” she told the Guardian back in 2015.

Diallo is set to release her book, In Full Color, under her Rachel Dolezal name next month. Time will tell if the name change is an appropriate start to rebuilding her controversial life.

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16 thoughts on “Bye, Rachel: Rachel Dolezal Gets An African Name Change

  1. She can re-name herself Kizzie Kunte-it will still never make her an African American!!!!!!!
    She will never know the struggles of people of color-so she needs to just go somewhere and sit down!!!!!

    I’m so tired of hearing about this phony b–ch!!!!!!!!

    • chris on said:

      What about Shaun King? He’s just a white boy who stole scholarship money from a black student. He’s just a white boy making money under the guise of “keeping it real.” He’s just a white boy following the orders of George Soros. Is there such a thing as “house honky”?

  2. Shirley on said:

    She can change it to Kizzy Chicken George Kunta Kinte. She still white. Girl bye. Please slither back under your rock.

      • You wouldn’t understand. Stick with posts that require replies that can be reduced to the lowest common denominator. In other words, stay in your lane.

      • Diane on said:

        Stay in my lane. I don’t have a damn lane. U might have your opinion about my comments, Who the hell are you to tell somebody to stay in their lane? You’re trying to get personal with me. U can take your remarks and go to hell. I notice ppl hardly comment on anything u say any way. Go away.

    • RENO2AC on said:

      Riiiiight, “Dafene!” She was just saying that she’s receiving food stamps and applied for 100 jobs. It’s almost a $100 dollars in the county in which I live in “small town America.” This woman has some mental illness going on.

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