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Rachel Dolezal charged with welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal – now Nkechi Diallo after legally changing her name in 2016 – is accused of illegally receiving $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance in 2017, according to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

Rachel Dolezal paintings prompt flap between downtown Spokane library, artist

Anthony Stevenson said he should have been able to display artwork from former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal during a Black History Month exhibition at the downtown library. Library officials said they offered another time for the exhibition, which took place during a citywide celebration of artists of color.

Baltimore Book Festival disinvites Rachel Dolezal

Here's my Dolezal story. A couple weeks ago I was at an invite-only art function at a small gallery. It was fairly crowded. In walked Rachel Dolezal pushing her son in a stroller. The crowds parted. The chatter quieted. I didn't see anyone greet or talk to her, but I soon left. It was awkward and a little sad. Now, she's uninvited to Baltimore.

Book review: Dolezal’s motives for posing as black

Now Dolezal has published a memoir, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.” I hesitated to review it. Expending intellectual energy on one woman’s racial hoax seems a luxury of the pre-Trump era. And Dolezal’s increasingly bizarre story seems more tabloid fodder than a subject for serious analysis. But then I read her book, and the educator in me felt compelled to speak out. Dolezal has written an important book, one that belongs on syllabi as a case study in the mechanisms of white liberal racism. She has provided a teachable moment to expose the dodgy ideologies she may not even realize she’s espousing.

Huckleberries: Much-maligned Rachel Dolezal once faced down racists

Before Rachel Dolezal became a punch line for late-night talk shows, she faced down six white supremacists near the western entrance to downtown Coeur d’Alene. The neo-Nazis were demonstrating against the annual Martin Luther King celebration for fifth-graders at North Idaho College. Rachel was bravely counter-protesting against the racists. All. By. Herself.

Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal to speak at MLK day event in North Carolina

CARY, N.C. – Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration in January. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the theme of the MLK Dreamfest Celebration in Cary, North Carolina, “Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation.”