Shaun King is the son of a Caucasian woman and a man who he never met but who his mother described as a light-skinned black man. Doing phony Rachel Dolezal one step further, King has taken up the mantle of being an advocate for Black Lives Matter despite having no confirmed African ancestry.
In a recent column in the New York Daily News, King quoted actual African-American icon Frederick Douglass as saying when asked to talk about July 4th, “To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?”
King, who some have dubbed “Talcum X,” opined, “When Douglass gave this speech, the United States had been celebrating its so-called freedom for 76 years — all while forcing millions of human beings into a permanent life of slavery. Now, 165 years after Douglass delivered this speech, it rings as true today as it did then.”
He added, “This Fourth of July, I saw many of my closest friends, everyday people and celebrities alike, echoing Douglass — either by quoting him directly or by sharing their own versions of the exact same sentiments. Perhaps none were as succinct and to the point as those from my friend Blake, who tweeted ‘F–k the 4th. F–k the flag. F–k the national anthem.’ I see very little difference between what Blake said and what Douglass said. Mind you, neither said that they hate America — but they both have serious problems with a nation willing to gleefully tout symbols of freedom while it denies full, unfettered access to those freedoms to so many that call this land home.”
Shaun later made numerous baseless statements about the United States, such as, “I could go on and on here — describing gruesome details of some of the worst human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that I’ve heard of the world over — all done by law enforcement officers in America.” Rebuked The Daily Caller Foundation’s Amber Randall, “While American cops have committed some heinous crimes, positioning them as the worst in the world is a statement that doesn’t hold up. Brazilian police officers killed 11,000 people from 2008 to 2013; meanwhile, American police officers fatally shot 11,000 citizens over the course of thirty years.” Do you think Shaun King needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror?