On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, DeRay McKesson, an originator of the Black Lives Matter movement, joined Late Show host Stephen Colbert to discuss the movement.
Topics of discussion addressed police brutality in the United States as well as white privilege. The serious bit mixed in some of Colbert’s usual comedy but overall held a serious message.
McKesson helped organize protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland after instances of police brutality in the past couple of years. He has also written for the Huffington Post. McKesson hope to open the eyes of the public in regards to the racist history of the country with hopes of becoming a unitized society. Not only does McKesson want to open the public’s eye to white privilege, he hopes to formulate an admittance to the issue and solve the problem of inequality between minorities and whites.
Check out the interview above to catch what went down.
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