posted on Aug, 21 2015 @ 08:32 AM
Shaun King is a bi-racial, black activist. He is a pastor, a civil rights activist, has fund raised for various issues, started his own crowd funding
site, he's a writer and is one of the most prominent voices for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Thus he's become a huge target of rabid right-wing bloggers via attempting to turn King into another Rachel Dolezal. This past Wednesday the website
, a site that claims to be a news site and is treated as such by many Conservatives, joined the attack (discussed in this ATS
). By Wednesday night Shaun King was the top trending topic on twitter,
The obvious strategy of course is to tear BLM apart. Conservatives are convinced (by all the same sources) that BLM is an anti-white movement, so by
making one of their strongest voices a white man posing as a black man you remove a cornerstone and watch the structure crumble. The strategy failed
though. Other prominent voices within BLM didn't believe it, even after CNN's Don Lemon stated that he had talked to a family member that stated
both King's parents are white (wouldn't elaborate on how he talked to the 'family member'). Don Lemon was supposed host a panel (wtf) last night
on the 'controversy' but I'm guessing his source evaporated into thin air and then this morning the only thing Don Lemon had to say about Shaun
King was a tweet
about the piece King wrote last night.
The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I’ve endured are all lies. My mother is a senior citizen. I refuse to speak in
detail about the nature of my mother’s past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told
for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned
black man. My mother and I have discussed her affair. She was a young woman in a bad relationship and I have no judgment. This has been my lived
reality for nearly 30 of my 35 years on earth. I am not ashamed of it, or of who I am—never that—but I was advised by my pastor nearly 20 years
ago that this was not a mess of my doing and it was not my responsibility to fix it. All of my siblings and I have different parents. I'm actually
not even sure how many siblings I have. It is horrifying to me that my most personal information, for the most nefarious reasons, has been forced out
into the open and that my private past and pain have been used as jokes and fodder to discredit me and the greater movement for justice in America. I
resent that lies have been reported as truth and that the obviously racist intentions of these attacks have been consistently downplayed at my expense
and that of my family.
I predict that the blog 'investigations' will die out in a couple of days if not already, their strategy failed but in order to keep their readers
ignorant, they will have to stop making it major news and rely on their readers faithful ability to never seek out the other side of the story and
soon enough anytime the topic of BLM comes up so will the dismissive snorts of "Shaun King is white".