Black Lives Matter chapter founder Rashad Turner announced that he quit the divisive movement because he learned the “ugly truth” about the movement’s true goals. Turner founded the St. Paul, Minnesota chapter in 2015.
In a video for a group called TakeCharge Minnesota, Turner noted his background and said that he left over “the truth revealed about BLM.” The New York Post reported that Turner admitted his naivete, “I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies — black lives do matter.” But, after working within the movement for a year, he said that he “learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families.”
He participated in the Black Lives Matter movement because he assumed that they would also fight for better education for those less-fortunate in black communities, but that was not the case. Black Lives Matter “cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” Turner said. He said a tipping point was when Black Lives Matter “publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers’ union.” Turner noted that charter schools are important to support the “rebuilding of the black family” and that anti-charter movements “create barriers to a better education for black children.”
In the video, Turner shared his life story, noting that his father was killed when Turner was two years old and he was raised by his grandparents. He became the first person in his family to graduate from college and have a Master’s degree, which was in education. He said, “I am living proof that no matter your start in life, quality education is a pathway to success.”
Turner now leads the Minnesota Parent Union, which tries to bring teachers and parents together to collaborate in education.
Also, the group that uploaded the video, TakeCharge Minnesota, is a group dedicated to “countering the prevailing narrative … that America is structured to undermine the lives of black Americans.”
Black Lives Matter Exposed has been countering the media narrative that Black Lives Matter movement is family-centered, anti-racist, and good for Americans. Apart from the financial secrecy, anti-traditional family ideology, and its penchant to instigate anti-police violence, Turner’s resignation adds more credibility to Black Lives Matter critics. The national Black Lives Matter movement is far from peaceful and nor is it altruistic; instead, it is making millions of dollars on the deaths of individuals while pushing Leftist ideologies.