A former prominent BLM leader speaks out in a new video about why he left the organization after he “learned the ugly truth.”
In the video published by TakeCharge, a movement that rejects the far-left “critical race theory” Rashad says he left the organization after becoming a founder of BLM in St. Paul when he learned that the organization did not care about black families and education for black students.
“In 2015 I was a founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul,” Turner says. “I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies, 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 about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis.”
“That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools, alongside the teachers’ union,” he continued. “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 to a better education for black children.”