BLM’s Shaun King says destroy ‘White’ Jesus statues, stained glass, ‘form of white supremacy’ ‘racist propaganda’

High-profile Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called for the destruction of Jesus Christ statues and Christian churches for their depiction of the “white” holy family, which King argued are forms of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda” that promote “oppression.”

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” the activist posted via Twitter on Monday. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

“In the Bible,” King continued, “when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark.”

“Tear them down.”

King then called for the destruction of stained glass windows, murals, and other parts of Christian churches and buildings that depict Biblical figures as white.

“Yes,” he wrote. “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda.”

“They should all come down,” he added.

Shaun King at Suffolk University photo/Jp16103


  1. Statues and stained glass, regardless of what they depict, are “works of art” and should be reviewed as such. Racism is without question a major concern for anyone who cares about human rights, but destroying works of art should be prohibited unless it actually depicts an act of oppression.
    There are many forms of art, that may offend one group or another. A great example are the photos of Robert Malplethorp. Some consider them rude forms of pornography, but courts have ruled they are “works of art” and are eligible for arts funding and cannot be banned from public art galleries.

    Jesus was Jewish. Jews are generally considered Caucasian. Therefore the art is fairly accurate in their port rail . He could have been a light skinned Jew or a dark skinned Jew. We have no way to know.

    Lets focus our attention to far more openly racist issues and leave “works of art” out of the discussion.

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