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I am not questioning @shaunking’s race. I am not questioning that he has done some good work. I AM questioning how he handles critique & calls for accountability from other black activists & radicals. I AM questioning how he has decided to use his power.
I AM suspicious of his doubling down with lawyers plus screenshots plus tagging. I AM disappointed that no matter how many of us say “Hey, is this how you wanna handle this? Is this how you lead?” he has left up these tweets. He has not examined his abuse of power.
How people respond when hurt or angry or afraid reveals a lot. We are asking for humility, accountability & real leadership that doesn’t rely on silencing, domination, coercion, violence or the prison-industrial complex (including cops & lawyers).
King needs to look inward & remember why he started this work in the 1st place. Is it about himself, his name, power & influence or is it about black liberation? How is his own ego impeding the work of racial justice in this moment? #BlackLivesMatter #accountability #ShaunKing
I want to add that I am not throwing him in the trash. I believe he can own up to reacting poorly/aggressively & amend for this by lifting up more black regional, queer, & women activist voices instead of centering his own. He can call off his followers. He can delete the tweets
There is still a way to show us you are not the person people are claiming you are, @shaunking. So far you have not done that.
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