Shaun King

Shaun King is a columnist for the New York Daily News. Follow on Twitter: @ShaunKing

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Philando Castile Verdict a Painful Result of Laws Rigged to Protect Cops
Just about a year ago, while riding through his hometown outside of Saint Paul, Minn., on the 4th of July, Philando Castile was racially profiled by the local police. It happened to him often. Officer Jeronimo Yanez claimed that as Castile drove past him in his car, the structure of Philando's nose...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Every Democrat in America Should Support Medicare for All
In a recent poll from the health insurance industry, only 8% of Americans actually want the United States Senate to pass the terrible Trumpcare bill, also known as the Affordable Health Care Act, that the House passed a few weeks ago. That's about as bad as it gets — not just for a health care poll...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Democrats Should Oppose Trump and Republican Party—But Also Present Better Ideas
I've never voted for a Republican a single day in my life, but as an American, I found what the Republican Party pulled last week to be deeply embarrassing. For the past eight years the Republicans based most of their identity on opposing and repealing and replacing Obamacare. They held more than...
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Proposes New Bill Banning Classes or Events Discussing Social Justice on College Campuses
Is this where our country is going? A conservative Arizona lawmaker, Rep. Bob Thorpe, is proposing a far-reaching law in Arizona, House Bill 2120 , banning virtually every college event, activity or course which discusses social justice, skin privilege, or racial equality. Violating the law would...
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
We’re Not Opposing Donald Trump with the Unified Fierceness He Deserves
A man who some believe to be a pretty terrible human being is scheduled to become our next President in less than three weeks. I won't make yet another rundown of all of the awful things he has said and done. I've done that a dozen times. Pretty much every reputable news outlet in the country has...
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Saturday, October 01, 2016
Here is How We Will Boycott Injustice and Police Brutality in America
Last Thursday, I wrote a column on the need for us to add a serious, creative, long-term, nationwide economic boycott to our strategy on how to combat police brutality, racial violence and systemic injustice in America. Sustained protests have built worldwide awareness and discussion around the...
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Clinton and Media Outlets Are Still Counting Superdelegates in Voter Tallies, Despite Pleas from DNC Exec
On April 28, Luis Miranda, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, did an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper to formally clarify the official position of the Democratic Party on when superdelegates are, and are not, supposed to actually count in public vote tallies. What he...
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Friday, May 06, 2016
Bernie Sanders Would Be Donald Trump's Worst Nightmare; Hillary, Not So Much
You may not like Donald Trump. Hell, you may hate his guts and think he is the worst thing to ever happen to American politics in modern history. If you called him an offensive, sexist, xenophobic bigot, I'd be first in line to agree with you. Yes, his skin is orange and his hair is ridiculous. He'...
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