Shaun King is lead pastor of Courageous Church in Atlanta. King, who rose to prominence in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting last summer in Ferguson, Mo., is pushing back against claims by conservative bloggers that his parents were white and that he exaggerated an assault he endured while attending high school in Versailles, Ky.
Shaun King is lead pastor of Courageous Church in Atlanta. King, who rose to prominence in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting last summer in Ferguson, Mo., is pushing back against claims by conservative bloggers that his parents were white and that he exaggerated an assault he endured while attending high school in Versailles, Ky. Vino Wong Associated Press file
Shaun King is lead pastor of Courageous Church in Atlanta. King, who rose to prominence in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting last summer in Ferguson, Mo., is pushing back against claims by conservative bloggers that his parents were white and that he exaggerated an assault he endured while attending high school in Versailles, Ky. Vino Wong Associated Press file

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.