The vice chair of the Oregon Democrats Black Caucus said it’s not fair to expect black people to work the day after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, regardless of the outcome.
Gregory McKelvy, Portland’s Resistance co-founder, made the controversial comments on Twitter Monday:
“Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict,” McKelvy said. “Regardless of the outcome, it’s going to be hard for Black people to work and it isn’t fair to expect them to.”
The Black Lives Matter activist was a rising star in Portland until it was revealed he was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and strangling an underage girl, Oregon Live reports.