February 19, 2016
During the conversation, POTUS admitted that the younger generation is way more effective than he was in his grassroots years.
As The Guardian reports:
“They are much better organizers than I was when I was their age, and I am confident that they are going to take America to new heights,” Obama said of Brittany Packnett, DeRay Mckesson and other young protest leaders. “The degree of focus and seriousness and constructiveness” they show reminded him of older, existing civil rights organizations, he added.
At the White House, the group, including Brittany Packnett and DeRay McKesson, discussed criminal justice reform and ways to mend the tenuous relationship between cops and communities.