Ex-BLM Leader Exposes “Ugly Truth”

“A Black Lives Matter chapter founder in St. Paul, Minnesota, has shared a video exposing what he calls the political organization’s ‘ugly truth,’ arguing that it shows ‘little concern for rebuilding black families’ and improving the quality of education for black students. ‘I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies,’ Rashad Turner, who founded the St. Paul BLM chapter in 2015, said in the May 26 video posted by TakeCharge Minnesota. ‘Black lives do matter. However, after a year on the inside, I learned they have little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less for improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis.’ Turner is now the president and executive director of the school choice advocacy group, Minnesota Parent Union, which helps parents move their children from failing schools to successful schools. Turner said he eventually realized BLM did not care about improving educational opportunities for black children. ‘That was made very clear when they publicly denounced the charter schools alongside the teachers’ union,’ he said. ‘I was an insider in Black Lives Matter, and I learned the ugly truth. The moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family, but it does create barriers for a better education for black children.’”

“Ex-BLM leader,” The Christian Post, June 1, 2021