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.
.@TSA, the agent was A. Zambrano. I told him that he can call who he needs to call. He then called his supervisor. I missed the flight.— deray (@deray) October 25, 2016
.@TSA, the supervisor, R. Wondrasek, was as helpful as she could be. But do your agents threaten folks w/ calling the police regularly?— deray (@deray) October 25, 2016
.@TSA, & the agent was at the "random" check-point. But he stopped me b/c he had the power to do so. There was nothing random about it.— deray (@deray) October 25, 2016
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.
so moving fast through an airport while black is an issue now? WTF??? Sorry about your flight.— Nora (@Puzycat69) October 25, 2016
The Daily Dot has reached out to McKesson about the incident and will update if and when he responds.