DeRay
By Aaron Muszalski as flickr user sfslim [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
February 13, 2016; Truth-out.org

DeRay Mckesson, who announced last Thursday that he was running for mayor of Baltimore, has a skeleton in his closet called Teach for America—and that may not be his only problem. While the mainstream media has played up his late-declared candidacy among 12 others vying for the same post as “Black Lives Matter Activist runs for Mayor,” others who one might assume would be supportive are more skeptical.

Mckesson, who is an alumnus of TFA, made a name for himself during the Ferguson protes