It’s a Democrat thing. You wouldn’t understand.
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King found himself getting some unwanted attention this week after a story came out that he might have “misrepresented” (another word for lied) himself as black to none other than Oprah Winfrey in order to win a scholarship to the historically black Morehouse College.
He lied to a whole bunch of people, in fact, but it’s fibbing to Oprah that brought down the wrath of blogger Vicki Page and others upon King’s head.
The blogger accused King of lying on his application for the scholarship and then lying to Oprah’s face. Oprah only gives scholarships to black men.
Page followed up on rumors about King’s parentage and did her own research into his family history. She wrote that King’s birth certificate lists him as having a white father. He had previously described himself as having a white mother and black father.
A police report about a 1995 incident, in which King wrote that he had been beaten severely by a large group of “rednecks” to within inches of his life, records his race as white. The report also records only one assailant and that King’s injuries were minor.
In a 2012 interview in some magazine called Rebel, he referred to himself as “biracial.” King has written extensively about his childhood amid “decades old racial tensions” and how he was bullied by “rednecks” at school.
King is a longtime “justice correspondent” on the Daily Kos website, where he has written repeatedly about his purported experiences as a “brother” and campaigner against “police brutality.”
CNN’s Don Lemon has now reported that a relative of King’s has confirmed that he had two white parents.
King apparently has daddy issues. In claiming that his father was black, King may have been trying to distance himself from his real father, who appears to have a long record of arrests and generally low-life behavior.
Neuroses aside, King’s ploy obviously has gained him numerous advantages, the scholarship being one and the prominence to make a living at writing and speaking about his political causes being another.
Even more, though, he has risen to a position of some authority in the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of radicals which seems to be positioned as a kingmaker in the Democrat Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
King’s not the first liberal to lie about his ethnic, cultural or racial ties in recent memory. Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane NAACP, was outed as white earlier this year but still claims to “identify” as black.
Then there’s Fauxcahontas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be Native American and received a high-paying college teaching position.
It’s anybody’s guess why Democrats feel compelled to lie about their racial, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. I mean, what’s next for this crowd? A Kenyan-born Muslim claiming to be an American-born Christian?