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DeRay McKesson

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DeRay McKesson Talks About the Hardest Job He’s Ever Had

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How the activist made a career of social justice. By Lolade Fadulu, The Atlantic — In 2015, DeRay McKesson quit his $110,000-a-year job as a human-resources official at Minneapolis Public Schools and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to join the second year of protests in Ferguson over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer. Soon afterward, McKesson, along with other activists, launched Campaign Zero, a ten-point plan…

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