Over and over, Mark Shull has shown his lack of understanding of racial justice issues.

Shull equates BLM and neo-Marxism.

Shull claims “Black Lives Matter is not about black lives mattering or any other life mattering. BLM is a pawn for the rise of neo Marxism.”

In a public speech, he refused to acknowledge Black Lives Matter, stating “All lives matter,” which has become a coded response for denigration of the BLM movement. 

He opposed studying racial justice in Clackamas County.

He also opposed the removal of racist Confederate statues.

Shull proposed a county ordinance that compared checking COVID-19 vaccine status to racial segregationist Jim Crow laws. As a result, his fellow commissioners voted to restrict his role in serving as a liaison to county boards and commissions.