*Rachel Dolezal, the white former NAACP leader who thought she could just change her race to black, has now given herself a West African name.
After filing papers in Washington state, the 39-year-old has legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, reports the Daily Mail. Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere in the Nigerian language of Igbo, and translates to “gift of god.”
Her new last name, Diallo, comes from the Fula people of West Africa and means “bold.”
Nkechi says she continues to identify as a black woman. As previously reported, she told the Guardian that she is currently jobless and feeding her family with food stamps.