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What happened in Baltimore is just part of a bigger problem in the black community and activist DeRay McKesson joined us The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to talk about it.

There’s a lot of conversation about what black people could be doing differently, but DeRay doesn’t believe police brutality is black people’s responsibility to fix. “There’s a trauma in blackness that is so real and deep and we can’t ignore,” McKesson said.

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Listen to the audio player to hear him further discuss why black people aren’t the reason for oppression and violence. Plus, hear more of our guests and listeners join in on the conversation in this exclusive interview.

Get more of our interviews here and listen to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 a.m. EST!

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