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Rachel Dolezal, former NAACP leader exposed as white, charged with welfare fraud


What's going on?

Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is back in headlines again after being charged with welfare fraud.

Remind me: 

Dolezal was infamously revealed to be a white woman posing as black when her parents told reporters the real story in 2015. She was fired as head of the NAACP and also lost a university gig teaching African studies.

What else should I know? 

The former activist has been accused of illegally receiving $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017. According to the investigator, Dolezal had been reporting her income as less than $500 a month, but she had deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account during the 2015-17 period when she was collecting welfare.

Where did the money come from?

"The money came from authoring her memoir, 'In Full Color,' speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art, according to the case file," the Associated Press reported.

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