Deray Mckesson is with her. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, the activist endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Mckesson’s endorsement comes a week after meeting with Clinton, and one can only wonder what was discussed.
“When Clinton started this campaign, she didn’t appear to understand the urgency of the need to address racism. When I first met with her in October 2015, she had not yet released comprehensive policy positions dealing with racial justice. She seemed slow to grasp why it was important to act with comprehensive proposed solutions.
The unrest and activism over the last two years has undoubtedly pushed Clinton, specifically on key issues that she and other Democrats otherwise would not have addressed as forcefully as the party’s platform does: private prisons, an increased minimum wage, the role of institutional and implicit bias in sustaining unjust systems and acknowledging the need to address racism directly, to name a few.
Clinton’s platform on racial justice is strong: It is informed by the policy failings of the past and is a vision for where we need to go.”
In his post, Mckesson urged her to call for the end of the death penalty, end the government Equitable Sharing program and address the treatment of nonviolent drug offenders and others who have been impacted by mass incarceration.
Does Mckesson get a job or nah, after Clinton wins?