Black Lives Matter Activist Compares Looting to a Favorite American Event


From IJReview: Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was recently invited to lecture to college students and faculty at the divinity wing of prestigious Yale University.

He was there to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, but he soon began discussing the egregious act of looting during moments of public upheaval.

He went as far as to say that looting, which involves robbing people and places, to be a “righteous tactic.”

He also had students read an essay, which elaborated on his theme. It was called “In Defense of Looting.”

McKesson spoke to Fox News and was given the opportunity to apologize for his words. But instead he doubled down.


He compared looting to that seminal act of patriotism, the Boston Tea Party:


“The relationship and tension between protest and property destruction is something that America has grappled with since the Revolutionary War and the Boston Tea Party.”

Kyle Olson, founder of education reform blog, defied the activist’s comparison:


“There is zero justification for stealing private property and destroying a family’s livelihood, which is what occurred countless times in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere,” he said.

“But that’s apparently what passes as an example of ‘transformational leadership’ at the Yale Divinity School.”

A Yale Divinity School official defended McKesson and his lecture:


“We believe it’s important for students to examine a wide range of viewpoints and ideas.”


It must be noted, DeRay McKesson was recently invited to a meeting with Hillary Clinton to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement.

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