By Sandra Rose  | 

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal, a former NCAAP chapter leader who resigned amid allegations that she was a white woman pretending to be black, has been charged with felony theft in a welfare fraud case.

Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged with making false statements to receive nearly $9,000 in food and childcare assistance, according to Fox News via KHQ-TV.

Officials with Washington state's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) launched an investigation into Dolezal's finances in March 2017.

DSHS investigator Kyle Bunge said Dolezal had claimed "income of $300.00 per month in gifts from friends." However, the department found that she had deposited nearly $84,000 in her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017 without reporting it.

The cash was proceeds from sales of her autobiography, "In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World."

The DSHS report states Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.

She allegedly reported a "change of circumstance" payment of $20,000 from a one-time job in 2017, according to court documents obtained by KHQ-TV.

The single mother-of-3 is also charged with perjury and making false verification for public assistance.

For years, Dolezal passed herself off as a black woman, often claiming victimhood status and accusing others of racial discrimination.

Dolezal made headlines in 2015 when she resigned as leader of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after her parents confirmed she was born Caucasian.

She was also let go from her position as a professor at Eastern Washington University, where she taught classes in African American studies.

Dolezal worked as a black hair stylist to make ends meet.

In 2017, she told The Associated Press that she still identifies as black, despite being "Caucasian biologically."

The term "transracial" was coined for her and others like her, including Shaun King, a Caucasian writer and social media activist who lives his life as a black man.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    No shocker here.... Who's shocked?... ?...

  • Libra80sBaby

    So this how we finna start a Friday, before a 3 day weekend??? OK. Cool.

  • FukkFolks2018

    She is a fraud in all aspects of her life. She clearly wants this struggle (saw the documentary on her and was talking about it with another Rose she TRULY wants to see a struggle...never seen no shit like it) so let her ass have it.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    So they revoked her white rights huh.. Yall gone let her take the black exam again and see if she passes this time?

  • Scromes1212

    I didn't know this was a felony smh I know ALOT of people that do this. She is a target now so she should except the fact she is going to have to move different from now on.

  • Soda

    I would need to taste her fried chicken to decide whether she has actually struggled in life. I think credit for this formula goes to I Go There, right?

  • SweetTEE

    So she wanted to be black and now they are targeting and treating her like she's black. What's the problem?

  • Coy little wink

    I watched bits of this...she is delusional AF

  • We Can Do This

    She was hit as a straight up white woman but that pseudo blackness made a much better improvement.

  • Ebony Starr

    I watched it. I always wondered who outed her.

  • FukkFolks2018

    No. For credit for struggle chicken made in a cast iron skillet...I think it goes to my ex. But Im hushing

  • We Can Do This

    Oven baked mac and cheese plus a pitcher of Koolaid can get a side eye.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think it was the man she called her father. Im not sure why I think it was him

  • Soda

    Oh, okay. Bad memory on my part!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Lol. I dont all the way recall myself lol. I used to get ghost back then. So much was going on here then lmao.

  • the guest

    There are lots of white people who attend black universities, teach black studies, work at black companies, date black people, procreate with black people, love black cuisine, black culture, black music, and black style BUT they don't identify as black, they don't pretend to be black, and they are not required to identify as black to have an affinity for and learned knowledge of black culture.

    THAT is why I don't get Rachel Dolzahl.

    She doesn't have to falsify her race to live the life she wants.

    Why can't she just say that she's a white person with an affinity for and learned knowledge of black culture? All she needed to teach black studies was a degree in black studies, not lie about being black.

    If she had kept it real, she would still have job at NAACP (which is not a black only organization), still be teaching, and not be in the mess she's in.

    She can't quite compute that the problem isn't her "LOVE" of blackness, the problem is her identifying as a race of which she in completely not. She's not even biracial or multiracial. She's not even ethnic white like some jews or mediteraneans. She's just plain ole white american.

  • FukkFolks2018

    We watched the whole thing...1.5 times actually bc my bf's fam and her guy came over so they were like ooooh restart it lmao. We all sat there in disbelief. She is delusional to the point she believes it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think if its over a certain amount its a felony. Here in NC I think its 5k or more. Felony

  • Scromes1212

    Oh ok. This is common where I live but most people don't make 80 grand and ask for government assistance smh she tripping

  • FukkFolks2018

    Tripping mad hard

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Rachel a Welfare Queen???!!!!!!!!

  • NeverSurprised


  • Kemi

    She’s a fraud, what’s new.. bih faked her own identity, there’s nothing else she won’t fake...

  • NeverSurprised

    Re: her "identifying" as black. How is she any more delusional or deceptive than Bruce Jenner and all the other BIOLOGICAL MEN pretending to be women?

    So we crucify one group suffering from delusion, and celebrate the other? I"m so tired of the hypocrisy permeating every aspect of society.

    This woman is either delusional or a straight up liar for pretending to be a race that she is not. Similarly, every so-called "TRANSEXUAL" is just as DELUSIONAL and/or DECEPTIVE. Can we please stop pretending otherwise and calling them "brave heros"? They aren't. They are delusional liars.

  • Nikke0208

    Shaun King is NOT white ???

  • NeverSurprised
  • AnotherBlackGirl

    She really needs a psych evaluation, ASAP.

  • TMW

    I knew Shaun King was white - is this really a thing?? People don’t know he’s white?

  • TMW

    Exactly. Didn’t Netflix just do a documentary on her and she was doing hair out of her kitchen?? She had to know they’d come after her if she was on public assistance...with a documentary on Netflix. I thought she would be smarter than to under report her income. Or maybe not.

  • Rahab

    People have done nights and weekends in jail to be able to stay employed and pay back the government for welfare fraud.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Free this young black queen ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Rachel was trying to secure the bag by any means necessary.....

  • NeverSurprised

    He’s still running around pretending his mama slept with a black man but out of “respect” for her he doesn’t want to discuss it. Lying azz. Even got the black wife trying to defend him, talking about the story behind his race is “beautifully difficult”, and one he is not willing to address out of respect to members of his family. Two lying azzes.


    ?????? yoooo you soooo right!!!!

  • Roxie Moxie

    THIS!!!!! I wonder how long this will last! She'll be wearing Ugg boots and drinking caramel frapp from Starbucks in no time!

  • SweetTEE

    They gon learn her ass today.

  • Dowoop

    They must not have gotten the news that she is white yet.

  • Vonn

    They should charge her with theft of black culture too.

  • i troll it like i see it

    She technically outed herself. If she hadn't brought attention to herself by claiming she was being targeted by racist (fake racist mail she sent to NAACP chapter) the news organizations wouldn't have started investigating.

  • Vonn
  • Well$$Well$$?

    I watched her documentary on Netflix and it was...interesting. I'm not surprised that she lied. Hell she created a whole identity for herself to feel closer to her adopted brother/son.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I've said this before, but this woman really did have boots to the ground when it came to civil rights activism, she is intelligent and a talented artist, she was engaged in AA community and studies in a way most black people aren't, studied at Howard and carved out a nice little life for herself, she even took in her abused adopted siblings and cared for them.....but none of that matters because she is a BULLSH*T LIAR! She could have continued her work as an activist and been an ally to the black community as a white person! You don't have to lie to kick it! Now she has destroyed her life and her children are suffering due to her own actions! I feel bad for her kids, but I do not feel bad for her because she did this to HERSELF.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Now I'm just waiting for people to banish Shaun King for lying about who he is as well, hasn't happens yet. I have to wonder if it's because he is a man.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I thought by the end of the documentary she was going to at least own up to it and apologize so she and her family can start over and stop doing all this damage to her son (who was just so tired, way too tired for a kid, this has taken such a toll on that kid) ....she never really came to grips with her lies.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Well she can do some hair. I saw a couple of her clients in the film.

  • i troll it like i see it


  • FukkFolks2018

    I laughed so ignorantly at this

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I’m screaming ????

  • Joy King

    The problem is, she benefitted from fake posing as a black woman. She probably believed there was less competition to make a come up against black women instead of her own peers. Now she's paying the price for her ongoing con. It isn't about her identifying as black. She knows she's a white woman. She purposely tried to manipulate the system, to take advantage of any special provisions set in place, to help black women make advances, since we remain constrained in several ways.

  • YBooks

    When she get out of prison she will be a white woman again.

  • 90’sBawdy

    I’m not surprised, everything about this broad is fraudulent, including her lawsuit against HU

  • Allihave2say

    Well if men can say they feel like a woman inside and we are forced to call them she then she can be black. After all we are the baddest! She getting the black girl special treatment. White women get away with welfare fraud every day, just cut a check and pay back the money, not black girls.

  • Allihave2say

    I ave little white girl who's two in my daycare who wears $150 Uggs and I just gasp.

  • Allihave2say

    Everything you say about Rachel is true however, she has a mental disorder. This is a class B or C in the DSM,

  • Allihave2say

    Tee hee! go to timeout come back Tuesday!!!!

  • MissMaryMack410

    ????????????I wish I could upvote your comment a thousand times!

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Thank you! If Laverne Cocks can be "sis" and "her", Rachel can be Black.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Me and my girls and granddaughter love Ugg boots. I have 3 pair but my 8 yr old grand has about 5 pair.

  • the guest

    She probably believed there was less competition to make a come up against black women instead of her own peers.


    That’s deep. So, she’s using black identity.

  • the guest


  • Missy

    All of this?????

  • Staci Elle

    How can she do hair when she has no edges? ?how sway?

  • Staci Elle

    The real black women in her classes were says that she was hella disrespectful to them. I just think she’s the average we who dates black men and hates black women?????

  • kekeb

    Sooooo she faked being black, and she faked being broke?!

  • the guest

    That’s letting her off easy.

    She is sane enough to calculatively concoct a false history and identity for advantageous purposes. She is simply intrigued and enthralled with black culture and feels entitled to appropriate.

    She is cunning, conniving, self entitled, and ambitious. She is fully congnizant, aware, and unapologetically adopting a racial identity she prefers. She is also extremely vain and likens and exploits blackness as a style.

    I think she knows she’s white, understands she’s white, but there is notoriety and controversy in pushing racial boundaries and status quos. Very similar to the gall and audacity of the “wîggers” trend in hip hop.

    More than anything, more than any race, she wants to be famous and successful and controversy is her vehicle. If she admitted to the world tomorrow “I’m white”, there would be no more interest in her and she knows this.

  • the guest

    There’s always been white people who romanticize black struggle.

  • Allihave2say

    Having a mental disorder doesn't mean she isn't responsible for her actions. She knows right from wrong and will be judged accordingly.

  • Reenaface

    Wow??? Her Netflix documentary was deep tho.

  • Cali

    More of this $hit, a black person would just be a sad Coon, but a white person must always be diagnosed with some BS disease. Stop it please and allow this grown arse fully-functioning-enough -to-be-a-fraud white woman pay her due consequences. I know it's hard for some of you.

  • Allihave2say

    I don't know to whom you intend to address with your comment, but miss me with the Come by Ya song. I would make the same statement about a black person and I have done so, check my receipts. The woman has a mental disorder which is why she thinks she is black. That said she committed a crime and my response the given doesn't justify the crime. I won't respond again

  • Karen Brady

    Not this bytch.

  • facingrealit1

    She black now!

  • Binta

    But black women are just so friendly to her...right?