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Dissension: #BlackLivesMatter Activists Feud on Twitter Over Mismanaged Social Justice Charities

#BlackLivesMatter Activists Feud Over Mismanaged Social Justice Charities

PicMonkey Collage - Black Lives MatterGrassroots activist Deray McKesson and NY Daily News columnist Shaun King have been among the most notably figures within the various social justice movements associated with #BlackLivesMatter. However, the two activists seem to have broken off their relationship after sparring with each other last night on Twitter.

In a report from The Daily Caller, the rift began when McKesson was blocked by King on Twitter after asking about the latter’s planning and management of funds for his charity organization, Justice Together. King recently shut the charity down and promised to return its received donations, but donors have reportedly accused the organization of mismanaging their funds, and want to know how their money was used.

McKesson, who sat on Justice Together’s board of directors, claimed that the move came as a surprise to him, and between the accusations and King’s refusal to answer questions, McKesson took to Twitter to raise questions about King’s integrity and trustworthiness:

While King’s tweets have been deleted, Hip-Hop Wired kept record of King’s Twitter argument, where among other things, he jabbed at McKesson by saying that he attended socio-political events in order to mingle with VIPs and politicians, rather than to advance the movement:

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Brietbart noted that McKesson countered King’s argument with another series of tweets:

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