Shaun King's wife defends her husband: 'He's no Rachel Dolezal'

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Black Lives Matter activist and Oprah scholarship recipient Shaun King had his race called into question Wednesday by conservative media. King said the outlets' accusations that he lied about being biracial are and part of a white-supremacist conspiracy to discredit him.

On Thursday, King's wife, Rai, posted an emotional message on Facebook defending her husband, who always has maintained he was born from a white mother and black father.

"This latest attack is just one more to add to the list," she wrote. Rai said that King has "never lied" about his race.

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She said that King's story is "beautifully difficult and painful" and that, while she's encouraged him to tell it publicly as "a unique expression of this country's sordid and ridiculous history with race," he will have to tell it on his terms when he is ready.

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"Out of respect for his mother, and all involved, I hope he continues to let the talking heads talk while he does the real work of holding judicial systems accountable for the 742 women and men they've gunned down this year alone."

Rai wants everyone who is calling King "Rachel Dolezal 2.0" to know that he is nothing like the Caucasian woman who pretended to be black for years because, according to Rai, Dolezal only culturally identifies as black.

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In this image released by NBC News, former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal appears on the "Today" show set on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in New York. Dolezal, who resigned as head of a NAACP chapter after her parents said she is white, said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around age 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. Asked by Matt Lauer if she is an "an African-American woman," Dolezal said: "I identify as black." (Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)
FILE- In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home. Dolezal is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she is white but has portrayed herself as black, Friday, June 12, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File) 
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, center, Spokane's newly-elected NAACP president, smiles as she meets with Joseph M. King, of King's Consulting, left, and Scott Finnie, director and senior professor of Eastern Washington University's Africana Education Program, before the start of a Black Lives Matter Teach-In on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, at EWU, in Cheney, Wash. Dolezal's family members say she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
In this photo taken July 24, 2009, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in coeur d'alene, Idaho. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
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Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal is seen in the NBC's "Today" show studios in Manhattan, New York June 16, 2015. Dolezal, who has been accused of falsely claiming she is African-American, said on Tuesday she identifies as black and has been doing so since she was 5 years of age. Dolezal, in an interview on NBC's "Today" television show, said a major shift in her identity came when she was doing human rights work in Idaho and newspaper stories described her as transracial, biracial and black. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal (R) hugs family member Izaiah Dolezal after her interview on the NBC's "Today" show studios in Manhattan, New York June 16, 2015. Dolezal, who has been accused of falsely claiming she is African-American, said on Tuesday she identifies as black and has been doing so since she was 5 years of age. Dolezal, in an interview on NBC's "Today" television show, said a major shift in her identity came when she was doing human rights work in Idaho and newspaper stories described her as transracial, biracial and black. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Washington state civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal (C) smiles toward family member Izaiah Dolezal (L) while her son Franklin (R) stands nearby after her interview on the NBC's "Today" show studios in Manhattan, New York June 16, 2015. Dolezal, who has been accused of falsely claiming she is African-American, said on Tuesday she identifies as black and has been doing so since she was 5 years of age. Dolezal, in an interview on NBC's "Today" television show, said a major shift in her identity came when she was doing human rights work in Idaho and newspaper stories described her as transracial, biracial and black. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People cheer during a protest in front of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) headquarters in Spokane, Washington June 15, 2015. Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights advocate who has been accused of falsely claiming she is black, announced her resignation on Monday as leader of a local branch of the NAACP in Washington state. REUTERS/David Ryder
Gabe Fensler, 14, center, son of demonstration organizer Kitara Johnson and Meggie Mendoza, right, listen to a speaker during a demonstration for local NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal to step down Monday, June 15, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
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"Just know this, there is nothing fake about Shaun King," said Rai. "He's no Rachel Dolezal. What's white about him is white, and what's black about him is black and always has been from the time he was a child. There's no spray tan, no fake black hairstyles, no attempt to make himself appear any more ethnic than he already does."

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She said that because of King's work on the Black Lives Matter movement, her family has faced "death threats so severe" that she goes to great lengths to conceal the location of her family.

"I am not courageous," said Rai. "Many times I have asked him to stop his work. To take a safer, less difficult path for the sake of our family." She added, "To you he's a Twitter handle. To me and our five children, he is a real, live, breathing person who watches UFC and drinks sweet tea like it's going out of style. To you he's a 'Black Lives Matter' activist. For our children he's the dad who makes amazing pancakes. He's our world."

Rai concluded the post by saying this incident has renewed her courage. "Many expect this media foolishness to take center stage in our lives. It never will."

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