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DeRay Mckesson Makes the Case for Hope

But it means making systemic changes to policing in America.

DeRay Mckesson participates in a panel discussion in San Francisco on June 6, 2017.

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The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown upheaved many things in the U.S., including the career of DeRay Mckesson, who quit his job as an educator to become a full-time activist. Now he uses his podcast Pod Save the People as a national platform to speak out against police violence and highlight news that flies under the radar. Mckesson’s new memoir is On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.

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