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File-In this March 26, 2016,  file photo, Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson chats with campaign volunteers before canvassing in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky,File)

Prominent Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson endorsed Hillary Clinton

I agree with Clinton more than I disagree with her.

DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

Mckesson wrote that while he does not agree with Clinton on everything, a Donald Trump presidency would be hugely damaging to racial minorities.

Her platform signals both deep understanding of the challenges and a plan to move us forward.

He argues that Clinton did not put enough emphasis on racial issues in the past, but she is "informed by the policy failings of the past" -- including what Mckesson calls failures of Bill Clinton's presidency regarding criminal justice.  

Trump is the first major-party candidate in recent memory who campaigns expressly on moving backward from today. It's the only way he wins.

Mckesson also argues a Trump presidency will not produce a "productive apocalypse" that brings systemic failures to light, but rather "take us back to a time when people like him could abuse others with little to no consequence." 

The DNC's Donna Brazile praised Mckesson's endorsement.

Mckesson has long been a critic of Trump and his supporters' racially charged rhetoric.

His Twitter feed frequently points to racism from Trump supporters. 

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