Morehouse College graduate Shaun King isn’t playing when he said on Monday that it’s time for anything resembling “white Jesus” to be expunged from the public square.
He’s just saying.
From The Washington Times:
The staunch Black Lives Matter activist made the comments as online activists continued to debate which statues and monuments were culturally unacceptable in 2020.
The May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, under the weight of Minneapolis police served as the impetus for activists to tear down statues of historical figures like Christopher Columbus and George Washington.
“Yes,” Mr. King said regarding his support for tearing down images of Christ. “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form [of] white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”
The black college grad didn’t back down from his remarks on the matter either, he went all the way to prove a point instead.
“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” he said, taking to Twitter to expand on his support of the action. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”
He continued, “In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.”
Earlier this month, King, who is a stalwart liberal, made headlines by pointing out the fact that Democrats have been running the cities with the most racial unrest in regards to police brutality for decades now, saying “Democrats, from top to bottom, are running the cities with the worst police brutality in America right now.”
He added, “STOP generically telling us to VOTE in response to all of the police brutality we have right now. Yes, we should vote. But we have to be VERY specific. Democrats, from top to bottom, are running the cities with the worst police brutality in America right now. We voted for them.”