A self-proclaimed leader of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement who has played his hard line social activism and eager community agitation into a chance to peddle his race-centered views through left-leaning media, DeRay McKesson, many would say, is nothing if not an opportunist. And when the opportunity arose yesterday to whip the horses of his race-baiting bandwagon in the immediate wake of the horrific on-air ambush murders of two white TV journalists, McKesson wasted no time.
As pointed out on the Twitter-monitoring website Twitchy, McKesson had heard initially that “the man who shot and killed a WDBJ7 reporter and photographer…was a white man, and instinct took over.”
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That “whiteness will explain away nearly everything” comment quickly drew sharp criticism from Twitter users who pushed back hard against McKesson’s presumption of “white guilt,” noting that the BLM race-baiter’s rush to judgment exposed his own deep-seated racial prejudice.
After the truth came out — that the fired TV station employee who shot and killed his former colleagues was a black, gay, Obama-supporter known for making trouble in the workplace — the prominent BLM activist tried to cover his Twitter tracks, as Breitbart News pointed out:
DeRay — who gained fame as social media activist and inserted himself into the Baltimore and Ferguson riots – then reportedly added his own comments [to earlier race-based tweets]. The tweet by DeRay has been removed from his Twitter timeline.
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Since the social media episode in which the BLM agitator tried to jump on what he may have thought would be a way to divert attention from black-on-black killings, McKesson has tried to explain away his initial instinct to blame “whiteness.”
The latest backtrack came Thursday morning on his Twitter feed:
Of course, in the minds of many, all this effort to say he was simply reacting to initial news reports about the horrific TV killings only serves to underscore this black activist’s own prejudicial instinct to make everything — even a terrible tragedy such as the slaughter of two young TV journalists — about race. Clearly, not everything can be viewed and judged in such black and white terms.
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