Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen
“There’s a lot to be furious about,” said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. “But I’m also hopeful.”
King is widely known for using Twitter and Facebook to tell micro-stories of injustice, influencing how people learn of those impacted by racism and police brutality. On Friday, he discussed everything from healthcare policy to the National Rifle Association, answering questions submitted by attendees and posed to him by moderator Adam Omar Hosein, associate professor of philosophy and religion.
Halfway through the Q&A, King described his four-pronged solution to “make change happen.” No matter the cause, he said, positive change is predicated on recruiting highly energized people, learning what skills they bring to the table, designing a comprehensive action plan, and raising a lot of money. “Whatever you’re doing, you have to get those four things moving at the same time,” he explained. “Until you do, you won’t really see change happen.”