Last night in NYC on MARTIN LUTHER KING MONDAY, January 18, #BLACKLIVESMATTER/ #CAMPAIGNZERO Co-Founder/Organizer/Activist DeRAY McKESSON was at the CBS studios for an interview with STEPHENCOLBERT for The LATE SHOW With STEPHEN COLBERT!!!
Among the topics discussed by STEPHEN and DeRAY was White Privilege, Police Brutality, and the problems with the hashtag ##AllLivesMatter.
DeRAY McKESSON said;
"We know that if all lives mattered we wouldn’t be out in the street. You know, the police have killed 26 people just in 2016. We have so much work to do and that is just a way to avoid talking about the issue of police brutality, by getting people to talk about this notion of ‘all lives matter.’ It’s just not true.”
“If I have white privilege, I want to be able to identify it. Give me a hint as to my white privilege.”DeRAY says;
“You have a lot of privilege. You have a show, you have money, a lot of access. You know, it’s about role, it’s about access, and what you can do is extend that privilege so that you can dismantle it. You can create opportunity for people, you can amplify issues in a way that other people can’t, and you can use your resources to create space for people.”