They’re trying to clean this up for Deray. Had an interesting exchange with the author of this piece on Twitter that started with
“You can’t do a credible piece about why activists hate Deray w/o mentioning Darren Seals, the hijacking of Ferguson & the exploitation of the murder of Mike Brown, all of which you ignore & the fact that he coopted efforts of others & passed them off as his own”
Screenshots of the exchange will be included in the comments for those who think it’s as simple as increasing awareness… like if they only knew the truth it would make a diff. They know, and don’t care because the truth does not fit their narrative. The truth exposes how this movement has been coopted by the Democratic Party, nonprofits, special interests, corporations like Nike and billionaire philanthropists like George Soros.
Black death, pain and suffering is a business. They use actorvists like Deray, outlets like Hot 97 and operatives they have in the media like this author to sell it… especially black ones.
DeRay Mckesson is just one man — why do other activists criticize him so harshly?
The days of leaders who have to represent us all are over. There’s room for many individual voices, including his