Raro Lae caught up with American activist Deray McKesson at the red carpet premiere for “If Beale Street Could Talk” during the African American Film Festival in Washington, DC. Deray Talked about the White House & President Trump’s response to the recent bomb threats and mass murders that have become prevalent in the United States.
There are very few adequate things that have come out of this white house, and the response was not one of them. – Deray McKesson
He also spoke about how the political/social climate has changed in the U.S. since the Black Lives Matter marches began.
We need to build the world we know we deserve – Deray McKesson
See exactly what Deray had to say by watching the video below.
DeRay Mckesson (born July 9, 1985) is an American civil rights activist, podcaster, and former school administrator.Mckesson is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and is known for his activism via social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram and has been active in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.Mckesson has also written for HuffPost and The Guardian.Along with Johnetta Elzie, Brittany Packnett, and Samuel Sinyangwe, Mckesson launched Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence.He currently hosts the Crooked Media podcast Pod Save the People.On February 3, 2016, Mckesson announced his candidacy in the 2016 Baltimore mayoral election. He finished with 3,445 votes (2.6%) placing sixth in the Democratic Party primary on April 26.Mckesson is the author of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, a memoir about his life and time as a Black Lives Matter organizer.