I support Shaun King and the Black-Lives-Matter movement.
King has been accused by Breitbart News of falsely claiming that he is biracial. Gawker is reporting,
Breitbart’s report, authored by the British Gamergate activist Milo Yiannopoulos, suggests that King has repeatedly lied about his race, illicitly obtained a scholarship funded by Oprah Winfrey for men attending a historically black university, and exaggerated the severity of physical injuries he sustained during a 1995 hate crime and an unrelated car accident. Yiannopoulos draws heavily from documents obtained by Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross and a blogger named Vickie Pate, the latter of whom appears to be obsessively devoted to smearing black people who were killed by police officers and discrediting black people who managed to survive police brutality.
I was viciously attacked by Vickie Pate, Mike Thacker, David Piercy and others when I wrote a series of articles criticizing self-defense claims by George Zimmerman, Michael Dunn, Theodore Wafer and Darren Wilson. Pate, Thacker and Piercy attempted to discredit me by making a series of false allegations, claiming among other things that I was a “failed lawyer” who had been disbarred by the Washington State Bar Association. Thacker even went so far as to establish a Word Press website dedicated to publishing false and defamatory information about me. Word Press removed his website at my request.
Pate, Thacker, Piercy and the right-wing-hate-machine to which they belong have no credibility and should be ignored.