Rachel Dolezal Says She Can’t Find Work 6 Years After Her Transracial Controversy, Makes Money By Braiding Hair

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal Says She Can’t Find Work 6 Years After Her Transracial Controversy

Rachel Dolezal says she’s unable to get a job following her transracial controversy.

Rachel Dolezal made headlines in 2015 when her white parents publicly outed her for pretending to be a black woman. After news broke that the former president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington was in fact a white woman, Rachel Dolezal came forward and said that she identifies as being a black person. Since then, she has been let go from her position as an instructor in Africana studies at Eastern Washington University.

During a recent interview on the Tamron Hall Show, Rachel Dolezal revealed that it’s been difficult for her to find work since her 2015 race scandal. She said,

“After not having a job for six years, I’ve had to create my own job and find ways to provide for my children. I started with applying for all the things I was qualified for and after interviews and getting turned down I even applied to jobs that didn’t even require degrees. Being a maid at a hotel, working at a casino. I wasn’t able to get any of those jobs either.”

The 43-year-old mother of two added,

“When there’s so much negativity on just a Google Search or Wikipedia is even inaccurate about your life story, and you have to direct people to the only place my true story lives is in my book In Full Color. People aren’t going to go seek out my book if they’re just looking for an employee.”

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Rachel Dolezal also shared with Tamron Hall that she has to make an income by braiding hair, writing grants for marginalized communities, painting, and hosting pep talks. She’s hopeful that she will be able to apply for teaching jobs by next fall.

Check out the full interview here:

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel