Shaun King is one of the vocal leaders in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and has been recently targeted by Conservative media for allegedly being white and not black. Very understandable considering the fact he does look white and not much is given about his background. Personally, I could care less about his supposed race, because race isn’t some tangible thing since people of varying melanin content, which is what race is based off anyways, can reproduce without any problems whatsoever. So race is just a non-existent idea that we give so much credence to as if it were some sacred thing. It shouldn’t be encouraged, but people like Shaun King, Al Sharpton and others encourage the worship of race.
Back to Shaun King, lets say that if he were actually a white person posing as a black person, he would be basically usurping the struggle which blacks have had to hurdle over in order to be seen as human beings. Shaun King also received a scholarship from Oprah Winfrey due to his racial identity as “black”, so if he is white then this is a problem as well considering that scholarship would’ve gone to an actual black student to use for their advancement in life. Yes, he’s done some nice things, but how does lying and lacking honor alleviate that since a black student could’ve used that scholarship? If I were black I know I’d be plenty pissed off that some white person is using a struggle and an identity to benefit himself.
With that all said, Shaun King can do something that will put all of this to rest once and for all: genetic testing. Genetic testing will provide the necessary haplogroup which will 100% show whether or not he is lying and instead of bashing the conservative media he should be getting genetically tested and posting those results online for everyone to see. Wouldn’t it be nice to let those who were suspicious of you and wrote articles condemning you for your alleged full blooded Caucasian ancestry? I know I would if I were in Shaun Kings shoes.
So, how about a genetic test, Shaun King? Prove to us who you claim to be, after all the onus is on the one who makes such claims.
This photo from the AP press of the 50th anniversary march of Martin Luther King, Jr. is the vision of America that MLK envisioned, not this divided along racial, political, socio-economic lines that we see today. He was about unity of the races, not division of. He wanted to see a future where blacks and whites and every other race get together in mutual love and respect for each other who can mete out all the problems that face our country together. Today, however, we have too many racial fetishists who think dividing people is a great strategy when in the long run it means Humanity’s ultimate destruction. What evilness lies beneath the flesh of those who wish to divide humanity into convenient categories to control and to destroy. The future of humanity is not division, but unity. Unity to conquer our solar system and to go beyond it and find other life forms and state, “We may be a young species, but we conquered our hate, we’ve evolved beyond race.” Until then, we are still primitive animals clinging bitterly to our ideas of race and division thereof. What an impoverished idea that race vomits upon our species as a whole, the idea of there being some mythological importance to race like being black, white, Hispanic, Asian and so on. There’s nothing important about it and its high time we evolve beyond it. We are the Human Race, not black, white, brown, red, yellow or whatever else.
Morgan Freeman with wise words.