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Everyone wants a piece of DeRay Mckesson

Everyone wants a piece of DeRay Mckesson

Seated at the Remington coffee shop Charmington's last month, DeRay Mckesson seemed to be nervously checking his phone, or at least more often than usual, and he checks it plenty already.

The day before, activist news site AlterNet published a specious hit piece on Mckesson's campaign. The article, by Drew Franklin, a white leftist activist running for D.C. City Council who appears to have a hard-on for attacking Mckesson's campaign and Teach For America, questions Mckesson's bonafides as a leader of the protest movement and attacks his ties to Teach For America. It was bouncing all around the internet.

Mckesson mentions that he's considering releasing a...