Black Lives Matters activist Shaun King went off on a lengthy Twitter rant on Wednesday night after being accused of lying about his race.
It was recently reported that King, who claims his mother is White and father is Black, is actually a White man.
News website, Briebart, published a lengthly article in efforts to prove King’s real ethnicity, including a mugshot of King’s father who appears to be Caucasian. The report also stirred up controversy because King received a scholarship to HBCU, Morehouse College, from Oprah Winfrey.
And while the nation compared the story to Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president from Spokane, Washington who identifies as Black, Shaun is doing all he can to slam the allegations.
The activist posted over two dozen reasons why Breibart’s report is completely false.
King also confirmed that he was indeed involved in a hate crime back in 1995. He further provided proof by posting a former classmates recount of the day the attack happened.
He also slammed reports that he lied to get into Moorehouse college.
Morehouse also responded, tweeting:
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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