Nkechi Amare Diallo is the new identity of the former NAACP Chapter President, Rachel Dolezal.
As a black American, I have mixed feelings about this situation.
Many minorities are suffering from identity issues and create a racial illusion for better acceptance in society. For example, many light-skinned people are able to deceive the masses by claiming to be white.
There are also Caucasian women that will only date black and/or buy black because they are so infatuated with the black race. However, they still recognize that they are white people.
Rachel Dolezal is on another level. She was the first white woman to become a NAACP President. As an adolescent, she knew she was not black. Perhaps, the many years of public acceptance have convinced herself that she is indeed black.
18 months ago, the public learned about her racial illusion. Since then, her life changed dramatically, but she refuses to let go of her public identity.
In this VICE interview, she talks about her memoir, new name, and life after her resignation as the NAACP Chapter President of Spokane, Washington.
This segment originally appeared on VICE NEWS Tonight on HBO.
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