Rachel Dolezal has been a lightning rod of controversy and anger over the past two weeks after the former Spokane NAACP leader was exposed by her parents for pretending to be Black. Within the many conversations about Dolezal’s actions, Black people have, surprisingly, been divided on whether Dolezal’s motives and impact were racist, and those points were recently captured online in a jaw-dropping Twitter debate between actors Don Cheadle and Reagan Gomez.
The impromptu debate began on Tuesday when Cheadle began to ask his Twitter followers why black women are so mad at Dolezal for pretending to be black. That’s when Gomez jumped in and began to explain to Cheadle the full scope of impact that Dolezal’s actions have had on the black community, specifically black women.
But their debate didn’t end there. Read the rest of it after the cut.