What do Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Seattle NAACP, and the organizer of #BlackLivesMatter have in common? Apparently both are black, but only because they “identify” as being black — in kind of the same way that Bruce Jenner now “identifies” as a lady in a bathing suit.
Shaun King, an author and writer, is widely credited as being the driving force behind launching what has grown into the national #BlackLivesMatter movement. For years King has claimed that he is “black” or of “African descent” because, like President Obama, he is of mixed race having been born to a white mother and black father.
King has been one of the leading voices speaking out against police brutality on social media, helping local groups form in various cities around the nation to protest Da Man. However the UK Daily Mail has broken information that would seem to contradict King’s claims.
A copy of King’s birth certificate was procured which lists his parents as Naomi Fleming and Jeffrey King, both of whom can be seen in the photograph below and both of whom would be very, very difficult to mistake as being black. Jeffery Wayne King, born November 11, 1955, is listed as Shaun King’s father on his actual birth certificate. Photos have also been found and posted of King’s brothers Jason and Russ, neither of whom are likely to be mistaken for Lebron James or Michael…oops…make that Randy Jackson either.
As if that weren’t enough, Mr. King has had some run-ins with the law which resulted in the filing of police reports. Race is listed as a part of a police report and once again, lo and behold, King’s race is listed by the police as “white.”
Breitbart News questioned King’s race, and in response he tweeted, “If you have known me from when I was in elementary school at Huntertown Elementary until now, you’ve known me as black or bi-racial.” Got it. So if you know or knew me as black or bi-racial, that means I am black or bi-racial. Only in liberal land.
It gets better. King applied for, received and accepted an Oprah Winfrey scholarship to Morehouse College, scholarships which are only given to black men. So a scholarship that should’ve gone to an actual young black high schooler to help him get an education and a leg up in life instead went to a white guy pretending to be black but who “everyone knew as black.”
Every black person in America should be appalled by these pretenders robbing opportunity from true blacks. And we should also stand and take notice that this only happens on one side of the political aisle. Those claiming they “care” the most about blacks seemingly have no problem robbing opportunities — opportunities from which they personally benefit — from those of us who actually are black.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]