Despite facing backlash after the truth came out, Dolezal has consistently refused to apologize or back down from the assertion that black is the race she feels most closely represents her.
"I feel like it's unfortunate that given our limited vocabulary in a very black and white world it's hard for me to express fully who I am and for people to see that and for me to be accepted and at the same time tell everything about my past", she continued. "It also felt oppressive because I had to constantly repress parts of myself in order to survive socially". I stand with my own internal sense of self and my own values. "When applying for a job, people were just seeing "Rachel Dolezal" and not paying attention to the wide ranging experience and qualifications that I do have". The cause she has vowed to battle against is what she deems the myth of white supremacy.
In a particularly WTF moment, Dolezal also addressed black people who as white in America, noting it has a longer history than "going the other way".
Social justice, racial justice, and education are the topics Dolezal has committed herself to fighting to combat.
She said that since the scandal broke, she's been having difficulty finding employment. It will likely prove extremely hard for her not to be quickly identified by any potential employer.
She started to change her appearance and identify as black when she went to college, and later married a black man. According to the Daily Mail report, Dolezal's new name is Nkechi Amare Diallo.
Rachel does not plan on changing her line of work - which could very likely still make it hard to find sustainable employment. Her ultimate goal is to bring more awareness about race and identity to the world. Dolezal later acknowledged she is "Caucasian biologically", but said she identifies as a black woman.
Dolezal grew up in Troy, Montana.
The former Washington NAACP leader was asked directly by Guthrie, if she is African-American? He reportedly volunteered with Dolezal at a Human Rights Education Institute in Idaho. "She's white - she's white", her mom said.