We Need To Talk: Rachel Dolezal Just Legally Changed Her Name To Reflect West Africa

The controversial figure legally changed her name late last year.

Rachel Dolezal legally changed her name to reflect West Africa in her continued quest to troll Black America.

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The 39-year-old former NAACP leader filed to change her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo this past October, according to court documents in Spokane, Washington.

Nkechi, short for Nkechinyere, comes from the Igbo word for “what God has given” or “gift of God” in Nigeria, the New York Daily News reports.

It is not yet clear why she decided to change her name.

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Dolezal has said she is struggling to support herself following the 2015 revelation that she was a white woman who felt she was Black. Her parents, who are white, stepped forward and said Dolezal was not Black as many around her assumed. 

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In an interview with The Guardian in February, Dolezal said the only work she's been offered is in reality TV and pornography. Although she’s applied for over 100 jobs, no one will hire her and she's currently on food stamps and may soon be homeless.

“Right now the only place that I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,“ she told The Guardian.

But it appears she is already doing the most under her new name. She started a Change.org petition in October urging the TEDx organization to post one of her controversial speeches from April 2016 at the University of Idaho. She listed the petition under Nkechi Diallo, never mentioning her birth name was actually Rachel Dolezal.

'Rachel Dolezal's TEDx Talk on Race & Identity...is still not available online. Please post her talk online immediately. She should not be censored due to her unique perspective. We want to watch this speech!' the petition read. TED posted the video in November.

Her memoir, “In Full Color,” is due out in March.

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