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Black Lives Matter Activist Mckesson: ‘Really Problematic’ That Carson ‘Confuses’ ‘Exceptionalism’ Of His Career

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson argued Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson problematically “confuses” “the exceptionalism of his career” on Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room.”

Mckesson stated that he “grew up really in awe” of Carson’s medical career, and was “looking forward to sitting down, if he’s game for it, to talk about his platform, and how we can get to solutions together.”

He then said that he had studied Carson’s public statements, and that “some of them are troubling when they talk about race, I think he’s one of the — I think that he confuses the exceptionalism of his career with something that a racist, systemic racism, and that’s really problematic.”

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