Dear Deray McKesson: #GoHomeDeray. Love, Charleston

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I’m glad that someone is telling Deray McKesson to go home.

I’m not even there and I want him the heck outta dodge.

This guy doesn’t seem to know when is talking time, and when is quiet time.

Maybe he needs to go back to primary to learn some basic rules in human decency:

A common fixture at the race riots of the last several months, Deray McKesson has chronicled his participation to the celebration of many of his 164,000 Twitter followers.

Western Journalism shared some of his front-line activism in covering protests in McKinney, Texas, earlier this month.

As civil rights leaders converge on Charleston, S.C., in the wake of a mass shooting last week, however, many Twitter users are making it clear McKesson and his ilk are not welcome in the state.

His antagonism continues to be criticized, often in posts accompanied by the hashtag #GoHomeDeRay. A man whose prominence can be traced to an earlier Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, McKesson was quick to respond to the social media backlash.

He appeared on CNN Sunday to tell his detractors that he “wouldn’t be here if those nine people had not been killed.”

Despite the tragedy on which he pins the impetus for his latest trip, many South Carolinians believe his presence – and that of others seen as racial agitators – will only exacerbate an already tense situation.


go home

Pretty much, get the heck outta here, folks. They got it under control, and they aren’t going to let some race-baiting, community destroying haters take away from the respect and dignity that they are handling the situation with. No one needs that kind of garbage in their community.


H/T: Western Journalism

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at [email protected]

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