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Jobless and nearly homeless, Rachel Dolezal still isn't sorry for posing as black

It’s been two years since it was revealed that former NAACP branch leader Rachel Dolezal is actually white. Not only is she on the brink of homelessness, having been unable to find a job, but she’s still maintaining that she did nothing wrong by posing as an African-American woman.

“I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she told the Guardian. “I would just be going back to when I was little and had to be what everybody else told me I should be — to make them happy.”

>> Rachel Dolezal announces memoir 'In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World'

Dolezal stepped down from her position in 2015 when her parents revealed that she was not actually African-American. While she eventually admitted to being “biologically born white to white parents,” she argued that she identifies as African-American, saying that race is “not coded in your DNA.”

She claims to have applied for more than one hundred jobs, but that no one will hire her, aside from those within the reality television and pornography industries. Even her memoir, “In Full Color,” which is due to be released in March, was turned down by over 30 publishers before one picked up the book. She currently relies on food stamps and help from friends in order to get by. She told the Guardian that she will probably be homeless next month.

“Right now, the only place I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,” she said. “The narrative was that I’d offended both communities in an unforgivable way, so anybody who gave me a dime would be contributing to wrong and oppression and bad things – to a liar and fraud and a con.”

Dolezal says her memoir is her way of telling her side of the story and opening up a dialogue about race and identity.

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“The times I tried to explain more, I wasn’t understood more. Nobody wanted to hear, ‘I’m pan-African, pro-black, bisexual, an artist, mother and educator,’” she told the Guardian. “People would just be like, ‘Huh? What? What are you talking about?'”

But would she ever consider simply telling people that she’s white?

“No. This is still home to me,” Dolezal said. “I didn’t feel like I’m ever going to be hurt so much that I somehow leave who I am, because I’m me. It really is who I am. It’s not a choice.”

Read the full story at the Guardian.

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Please ensure you follow the venue rules to ensure the safety and well being of all patrons attending concerts and shows.


Items NOT Permitted: 

Hard Coolers 

Laser pointers 


Animals except service animals. 

Glass or Metal Containers 

Alcoholic Beverages or Soft Drinks 

Lawn Chairs 


Duffel bags and Backpacks (drawstring backpacks are allowed) 

Selfie sticks 


Items Permitted: 

Food allowed in one gallon clear plastic bag 

One sealed bottle of water per patron 

One gallon soft-sided collapsible cooler. 






Personal cameras are permitted into the venue, however the use of flash photography, removable lens devices, or recording equipment are not allowed. 

GA Tickets are for both the Lawn and the 300 section of seats. This means seating is first come first serve in that section. 

Smoking is permitted only in the LAWN and PLAZA areas. Pavilion seat smoking is not permitted. 

Children 3 years old and under will be admitted free to events as long as they sit in the Adult patrons lap and do not utilize an additional seat. 

Are we allowed to bring a blanket? Yes 

Can we bring our own food & drink? Food is allowed in a one gallon clear plastic bag. 

Can I bring water? Yes, one unopened bottle of water 

Can we get into and out of the venue? There is NO re-entry to this event. 

When will my favorite band be playing? All set times will be exclusively on the 97X app and at beginning the week of the show. 

Will I have a chance to meet the bands? Visit sponsor booths at the event and find out how you can win a meet & greet with your favorite band, and check the 97X App and homepage weekly for other chances. 

Does everyone need a ticket? 3 years old and older needs a ticket 

Where can I get dropped off at? You can get dropped off at the MLK entrance of the venue. 

Where is Uber pickup and drop off? You can catch an Uber at the MLK entrance of the venue. 

How much is parking? $10 per car. (cash only) 

What time does the parking lot open? Approximately 8am.

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