‘Black’ activist really white? Black Lives Matter leader fools Oprah Winfrey

Shaun King, left, pictured with race activist DeRay Mckesson

Call it “Rachel Dolezal: The Sequel” … only from a male perspective.

A self-proclaimed biracial author and prominent leader in the Black Lives Matter movement appears to be every bit as much a Caucasian as Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington.

Shaun King, who found himself at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement after helping propel the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie into national prominence following the death of Michael Brown, claims to be the son of a white woman and a black man, according the New York Daily News.

King, 35, also acquired a full-ride college scholarship from Oprah Winfrey to Morehouse College, an all-male, historically black institution, the Daily News reported. The Oprah scholarships are given only to black men.

But according to Re-NewsIt! blogger Vicki Pate, both parents listed on King’s birth certificate are white.

King has always described his mother as white. Pate insists the man listed as King’s father, Jeffery Wayne King, is white and that he has a brother, Kentucky Air Guard Russ King, who is also white.

Shaun King’s alleged father, left, and brother

In a July interview with the blog Generation Progress, King talked about about dealing with racism.

“I was raised in rural Kentucky,” he said. “It was actually pretty rough. African-Americans faced a lot of racism and discrimination growing up. I never really experienced overt racism myself until high school.”

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King said he was attacked while in high school and missed more than a semester of school while recovering, and would eventually undergo three spinal surgeries.

Breitbart News obtained a police report from the incident, which listed King’s race as “white,” and it said the injuries King sustained were “minor.”


When confronted with the allegation that he is not of mixed-race origin, King unleashed a long rant on social media denying the claims made against him, saying they were “all lies.” He also called Pate a “white supremacist.”

King compared himself to the victim in chief, President Obama, and even leaves open the possibility his mother may have had an affair. And much like Dolezal, he clings to his version of reality to the bitter end:

Tom Tillison


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