BLM’s DeRay Mckesson: ‘All Lives Matter’ a ‘Distraction’ — I Would Never Yell ‘Colon Cancer Matters’ at a Breast Cancer Rally

Mckesson told host Chris Cuomo that invoking “All Lives Matter” was a technique used to distract from what he thought was the most important things the movement was attempting to accomplishment.

“It’s this interesting thing where people are frustrated by what black people are focusing on,” McKesson said. “The unique trauma black people are facing in this country and I would never go to a breast cancer rally and yell out ‘colon cancer matters.’ And that’s what people are doing here – is that they are frustrated by the fact that people are focusing on the inequity and injustice specifically targeted to black people. We know that the way blacks have functioned in this country is unique and we have to deal with that trauma in a different way.”