Only she wasn't.
After losing her NAACP job (interestingly enough, not because she wasn't black), Ms. Dolezal found herself in all sorts of dilemmas. And she kept insisting that since she was so much more in tune with the African-American experience, that made her Black. When that didn't work -- Black people and groups rejected her claims as a "wannabe" -- she switched gears and claimed that she was a sort-of transgender person... by nationality. (She makes sure to mention she's bisexual, as well. Not that she's trying to court the gay/transgender interest groups. Nope. Unh-unh.) "I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than 'I'm white,'" she said. "Because you know, I'm not white."
So what is she?
Well, according to Ms. Dolezal, she's picked on, broke and near-homeless. White people don't like her -- and Black people don't, either. She just can't understand why either group would have problems with her actions. After all, she was never deceitful -- she just didn't tell the full truth. She can't find work, except in porn and reality shows. (Really?!? Shades of Octomom.)
Suddenly she's granting interviews left and right, and appearing on various television shows, moaning about her life circumstances. Here's one, in case you're curious. Here's another. And another:
No regrets on all this, she says. And yes, she's still presenting herself as Black.
Here's the original interview that most news sources are quoting from. Interesting that Dolezal went to a BRITISH paper, The Guardian, instead of an American one, isn't it?