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Once Again, DeRay McKesson Falsely Assumes Shooter Is White

Less than a month after Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson got egg on his face for falsely implying the Roanake shooter was a white man, he apparently is at it again.

In a series of tweets and retweets, McKesson laid out the case that there was a racial element to the policing and media coverage of the Oregon shooter.

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But the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, is actually biracial according to his dating profile and his relatives. His mother, referred to in The New York Times piece one of those Twitter users is complaining about, is black.

For those who argue that he still has a point because Harper-Mercer is part-white… c’mon. How would you react if I wrote a column accusing biracial Barack Obama of having the “the power of whiteness”?

Of course, erasing a biracial shooter’s identity down to just his white half to further a racial narrative has definitely never happened before.

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