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Obama Will Meet With Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson

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President Obama has invited self-proclaimed “full time activist” DeRay Mckesson to the White House as a representative of the Millennial generation of the civil right’s movement.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

DeRay Mckesson, the prominent activist and late entrant into Baltimore’s mayoral race, will meet with President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the White House on Thursday for an event honoring Black History Month. Mckesson, a former school administrator and Black Lives Matter protester who co-founded We the Protestors and Campaign Zero, will attend the meeting along with Al Sharpton, Cornell Brooks, president of the NAACP, and Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

A White House official described the meeting as a first-of-its-kind gathering of leaders who represent different generations of the civil rights movement, and said the discussion will focus on criminal justice reform and building trust between police and neighborhoods. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will also attend.

Let’s get one thing straight- DeRay Mckesson is not a civil rights leader. Just like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson before him, DeRay is a race hustler and a professional protester who exploits the struggles of the black community for his own gain.

He is also running for mayor of Baltimore, despite having zero valuable skills for a position of governing.

I can’t help but wonder if this civil rights leadership panel will discuss ways to decrease incidents of racial tension and violence within the protest community, such as the decorated Marine veteran who was pistol whipped and hospitalized in D.C. this week for not “sufficiently” answering the question, “do black lives matter?”

If these civil rights “leaders” really cared about helping the black community, they would not be going into low income neighborhoods and telling people they are victims of oppression, just to drive a wedge between Americans. They wouldn’t be continually sending a message to black children that they are entering this world two steps behind everyone else, as if opportunity and prosperity are not possible to achieve on your own. They wouldn’t be reinforcing the false notion that you need government assistance to survive and thrive.

There is nothing empowering about the progressives who are sitting down to meet with President Obama today. This is nothing but political theater at it’s finest, playing identity politics in an election year.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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