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Here We Go Again: Biracial Black Lives Matter Activist Reportedly Just Another White Guy

Remember when Rachel Dolezal, who was exposed as being a white person even though she (still) considers herself black, and has been acting that part for years in Washington State. Well, it appears she has company with Shaun King, who claimed to be biracial, though he has two Caucasian parents. King is a leader in a Black Lives Matter movement. Breitbart News originally reported on King’s actual racial background after they combed through past records, specifically an alleged attack he experienced in high school during his freshman year (via NY Daily News):

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Incredibly painful to share this, but I hope you'll read and share this as well.Over 20 years ago, when I was 15 years...

Posted by Shaun King on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

King has always claimed to be the son of a white woman and a black man, in various accounts online, including a philanthropic feature story published by Rebel magazine in 2012.

"The son of a Caucasian mother and an African-American father, King was born on Sept. 17, 1979, in Versailles, KY., a town of 8,500 people," a portion of the profile reads. King told the magazine that his father wasn't around, and he was raised poor by his mother, who worked in a light bulb factory.

The activist detailed his own brush with "decades old racial tensions," becoming the "focus of constant abuse of the resident rednecks" from his school on his blog, 100 Life Goals.

"I had 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," King wrote. "I reported it to the school, having saw each guy in the car, but they did nothing about it."

King said he missed over a semester of school after one attack, which required a long recovery process and three spinal surgeries.

Breitbart unearthed a police report from the incident, which has his race listed as "white" and the injuries as "minor," with no broken bones, lacerations, or loss of teeth.

The website obtained a copy of King's birth certificate, which listed his father as a Jeffery Wayne King. An arrest record, with a mug shot of a Caucasian man, who the site says is the only J Wayne King in the state, seems to link the pair.

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King also received a full-ride to Morehouse College from Oprah Winfrey, which is usually reserved for black men. Still, King is unfazed. He plans to launch Justice Together, which is aimed at tackling police brutality.

Flashback: Guy Benson, Hot Air’s Mary Katharine Ham, Ana Navarro, and the Daily Beast’s Keli Goff discuss how Rachel Dolezal is, uh, "delusional." The consensus: there’s something off about people who misrepresent their racial identity–and then double down when they’re exposed.

Correction: The original post had that King was assaulted during his freshman year at Morehouse. That was incorrect. It was during high school.
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