Shaun King certainly looks white to me. He is a prominent leader in the Black Lives Matter movement and is a leading voice railing against police officers. As Dana Loesch says, this looks to be Rachel Dolezal 3.0. Breitbart and ReNews-It have dug up King’s birth certificate which lists both parents as white. Pictures of King certainly make him look white. But to even question his race is being decried as racist. I think the guy is probably delusional, just like Dolezal. In truth, King looks even whiter than Dolezai. I love what Steven Crowder said:
Shaun King, an activist of the prominent, loud, destructive and obnoxious #BlackLivesMatter group is, according to his birth certificate and family heritage, whiter than a box of rice. He’s whiter than Casper the Ghost. Pour some milk in your cereal this morning? Shaun King is whiter than that. If you look up into the sky today and see some puffy clouds, make sure you call them Puffy Shaun King clouds, because Shaun King is whiter than those clouds in the sky. He makes Rachael Dolezal look like the JV team.
What do you want to bet these faux-black folks are also communists? If Shaun has been claiming his ‘blackness’ since childhood, then he’s been living in a different reality his whole life and everyone bought it. Why didn’t his parents or siblings say anything? Maybe they are too mortified by his false victimhood and racial protests. When asked straight up if he’s black or white, King won’t give a straight answer. Even Montel Williams told him to come clean and all King would do is slander him for it. Well, is he, or isn’t he?
From the Daily Mail:
A key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement who claimed he was the victim of a horrific hate crime in his youth as a result his race has been outed as white.
Shaun King, an author and writer who is one of the leading voices speaking out against police brutality on social media, has claimed he is biracial in numerous interviews.
King has said that his father is black and his mother is white and of Irish descent – but his birth certificate lists his parents as both white.
In addition, King’s race is listed as white in the police report of the aforementioned attack that occurred while he was in high school.
King also applied for and then accepted an Oprah scholarship to Morehouse College – which are only given to black men – but claims he never lied to receive that scholarship.
The 35-year-old responded to the controversy on Twitter Wednesday by saying; ‘Out of LOVE for my family, I’ve never gone public with my racial story because it’s hurtful, scandalous, and it’s MY STORY.’
These claims were first uncovered by the site ReNews-It, and then Breitbart, and King compared their attack to President Obama being asked to show his birth certificate to prove he was born in America.
‘In essence, what is happening to me now, is like conservatives demanding Obama’s long form birth certificate. It’s all BULLSH*T,’ he said.
King also wrote on Twitter of his family; ‘The key facts about my biological relatives are all wrong. They tried, but my family, like many of yours, is one big mess.
‘Like many of you, I have siblings I don’t know, siblings I’m estranged from, and a family full of secrets, divorce, affairs, etc.
‘No 2 siblings in my family have the same set of parents. We’re all over the place. Some of us are not even blood relatives.’
He ended by writing; ‘Trying hard not to slip into a deep funk over all of this garbage, but my life, my past, my pain, my family, ARE VERY REAL TO ME.’
Montel Williams wrote on Twitter after seeing this; ‘Shaun King cut out the damn drama and answer the damn question – good lord you are a drama queen. It’s yes or no!’
This comes after King attacked Williams for saying activist DeRay McKesson ‘is no MLK.’
King responded to this by criticizing Williams for his family life, posting an unflattering article about his relationship with his children and writing; ‘Really Montel? Take care of your house bruh and keep a good man’s name out ya mouth.’
King also commented on the claim on the police report that he only suffered minor injuries during the attack that took place in high school.
‘Over 20 years ago, when I was 15 years old, I was beaten so badly I missed the next 20 months of school recovering from fractures to my face and ribs, and severe injuries to my spine,’ he wrote on Facebook.
‘I had three brutal spinal surgeries during that time and it changed the entire course of my life. I received counseling for PTSD and have had multiple spinal surgeries and years of physical therapy since.’
King also wrote about that fight on his Daily Kos profile, saying it was a hate crime.
‘High school was a rude awakening for me. I quickly found myself in the middle of decades old racial tensions and became the focus of constant abuse of the resident rednecks of my school.
‘I had half a dozen fights my freshman year, had a jar of tobacco spit thrown on me in the middle of the school day, and came a few feet away from being run over by a pickup truck full of guys who chased me down and nearly mauled me as I walked home from a school dance.
‘I reported it to the school, having saw each guy in the car, but they did nothing about it.
‘A few months later, a group of guys in the school beat me within a few inches of my life. I missed the next 18 months of school recovering from three spinal surgeries and fractures to my face and ribs. I won’t even try here to explain the depths and extent of my physical and emotional pain, but it was brutal.
‘I got some counseling for PTSD, learned the hard way that spinal surgeries leave a lasting impact, and finally found myself back on my feet.’
He also spoke about in an a taped interview.
If true, the story would have remarkable similarities to that of Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist and NAACP head from Spokane, Washington who purposely mislead people about her racial background.
Dolezal was forced to step down from her NAACP position and lost her job at a local university after the scandal broke.
She has maintained however that she identifies as black.
According to a 2011 profile of King; ‘Shaun is married to his high school sweetheart, Rai, and they proudly home-school and travel with their four young children.’
However, an Atlanta Journal Constitution story from that same year says he has six children.
He cleared this up on Twitter however Wednesday, explaining; ‘My wife & I have 3 birth children, we fully adopted our niece in ’03, she’s 15 now, + we have custody of our 2 y/o niece, Zayah.
‘In addition to the 5 kids we have now, we’ve also had full custody, at one time or another, of 4 other nieces/nephews of ours.’
That Journal story also confirms his brother Russ – who is white – is serving overseas.
Individuals who have questioned King’s race and the details of his attack in high school now claim he is blocking them from his feed.
In a 2014 interview with Liberal America, King spoke about white privilege, and how best to get white Americans to understand the idea of white privilege.
‘Some of how we get all people to understand privilege is simply to tell our story – one story at a time. I try to do that on Twitter and share stories of others I know,’ he said.
‘You can never truly understand how others feel, but at least being aware is a good start.’
As for his Oprah scholarship, he wrote in one Daily Kos post; ‘Oprah Winfrey paid my way through Morehouse. The leadership scholarship that I received from her is why I have a college degree today.
‘Five hundred other brothers have the exact same story.’
In a 2012 interview with Rebel magazine he said his mother was white and his father African-American, and that his father was not in his life growing up.
He was sure to add however; ‘I had a really great childhood. It was rough at home sometimes. I didn’t really know that, though.
You can’t be biracial if both parents are white, you morons. Look at the guy! His features are not black and he shaves his head to hide his non-black hair. He’s just ‘acted’ black his whole life, utilizing racial stereotypes. He turns around and calls whites haters and says he’s a victim of white hate crimes and suffers from PTSD. What a load of crap. This guy is a deluded racist. No one bothered to look into the guy… no, the media just slapped his happy, hateful mug on their shows, let him rant against evil white oppressors and called it good. This jerk even took money from Oprah Winfrey for a black scholarship. Is there anything he hasn’t lied about or used race as a means to get what he wants? Why should anyone believe a thing this guy says? The newest, hottest meme on Twitter: #BlackerThanShaunKing picturing white dogs, white lions, white rice, etc. Heh.