Rachel Dolezal has legally changed her name

SPOKANE, Wash. – Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal has legally changed her name, according to court documents

The 39-year-old changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo in a Washington state court on October 10, 2016. 

Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere, a name that comes from the Igbo language of Nigeria. According to the Daily Mail, the name means ‘what God has given’ or ‘gift of God.’  

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In 2015, Diallo (then Dolezal) was criticized for passing herself off as a black woman. She later acknowledged she is "Caucasian biologically," but said she identifies as a black woman. 

Last week, Diallo claimed she is nearing homelessness and struggling to find a job

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