[Ed. – We’d hazard a guess you’re probably safe skipping this interview, too.]
To paraphrase Solange Knowles, when it comes to Rachel Dolezal — the disgraced president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP who lied about being Black — I’ve tried to wish her away, tweet her away, pray her away, and write her away, but she just won’t leave. After being unmasked as a fake Black woman in 2015, Dolezal went on a media blitz that hasn’t ended yet.
To promote her book, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, Dolezal has been on the interview circuit once again, but her recent chat with writer and editor Ijeoma Oluo for The Stranger is THE very last article on Rachel Dolezal you’ll ever need to read — I promise.
Oluo begins the piece pointing out the absurdity of Dolezal’s current predicament, which includes a name chance [sic: change] from Rachel Dolezal to Nkechi Amare Diallo.
“You change your name from Rachel Dolezal to Nkechi Amare Diallo because everyone in your lily-white town (Spokane is more than 80 percent white) now knows you as the Rachel Dolezal who was pretending to be Black. …