Black Lives Matter leader says he was stopped in airport for ‘moving too fast’


One of the most prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement, Deray McKesson, tweeted this morning that he was stopped by a TSA agent at Midway airport for “moving too fast.” The TSA agent allegedly threatened to call the police.

Many are saying that the only reason “moving too fast” was suspicious is because McKesson is black. Because, seriously, it’s an airport and people are running to catch their flights all the time.

The Daily Dot has reached out to McKesson about the incident and will update if and when he responds. 

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'