Black Lives Matter Leaders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Splits Activists

From Mic:

Two prominent activists associated with the Movement for Black Lives publicly endorsed democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, signaling a split between the network’s radical and more moderate members.

With less than two weeks until election day, DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent figures in the Black Lives Matter movement, and Brittany Packnett, an executive for Teach for America and prominent voice on social media, have both come out publicly in support of Clinton. Mckesson, who lost a bid for Baltimore mayor earlier this year, published an endorsement of the candidate Wednesday morning in the Washington Post, writing that his opinion of Clinton has changed as she’s solicited feedback from key stakaeholders Meanwhile, Packnett spoke favorably of Clinton in an interview with Elle and during a segment on CNN.

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