We all remember Rachel Dolezal, right? You know, the white woman who went almost her entire life tricking people into thinking she’s Black. Whelp, the former president of an NAACP chapter is now the face of a new documentary and folks are livid.
To refresh your memory, Dolezal made headlines back in 2015 after being outed for posing Black. Rachel, who began identifying as Black at age 5, even reportedly went as far as to file documents in Washington State to legally change her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo.
Now that we are all caught up … Netflix confirmed this week that they will release a documentary in April about Dolezal and her children as they maneuver through life following the international controversy.
According to Netflix, cameras followed the family for two years and stacked enough footage for the forthcoming project titled, The Rachel Divide.
In the newly released trailer, Dolezal’s biological son, Franklin, opens up about facing backlash following some of his mother’s shocking revelations. “I resent some of her choices and I resent some of the words she’s spoken in interviews,” Franklin says.
He adds, “The more that I hear about it, the more that I talk to people about it, the more it just drains me.”
Dozens of people on social media went off on Netflix for having the nerve to stream Rachel’s story, mainly, because there are more inspiring women in the world that could have taken that spot.
And for all of you inquiring, Netflix claims they didn’t pay Rachel a dime for the project.
The documentary is set to premiere on April 27. Who’s watching?