A former BLM leader has exposed the “ugly truth” about the organization, discussing his decision to switch sides in a video published by TakeCharge, a black-led organization that rejects the far-left ideals of critical race theory and woke culture.
Rashard Turner, the founder of a chapter of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced that he is quitting the organization after learning “the ugly truth” as an insider in the radical far-left terrorist group.
“I was born in Minneapolis in 1985. We called the north side home at that time, 18th and Queen,” Turner begins. “When I was two years old, my father was shot and killed. My mother wasn’t able to take care of me. So I was raised by my grandparents. They told me that if I was going to change my life for the better, education was the answer. So I worked hard in school, I got into Hamlin University and earned a college degree, first in my family. Then I went on to earn a master’s in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.”
Unlike the rest of the ‘activists,’ the former BLM leader doesn’t see himself as a victim. “I am living proof that no matter your start life, quality education is a pathway to success,” Turner stated.
Instead of following the BLM mantra of ‘everyone else is to blame for our problems so we should attack them and dismantle society,’ Turner has a different approach.
“I want the same success for our children in our communities. That’s why in 2015, I was a founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul. 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 had little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” he said.
How does he know that the organization doesn’t actually care about solutions that would improve the lives of black Americans? He’s seen it firsthand.
“That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union,” Turner 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.”
When the former BLM leader switched sides, he didn’t stop caring about the plight of black people in the United States. While the left says that anyone who doesn’t support Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about the lives of black people, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“I resigned from Black Lives Matter after a year and a half. But I didn’t quit working to improve black lives and access to a great education,” Turner says.
“Today, I serve as the President and Executive Director of Minnesota Parent Union. We’re dedicated to helping parents move their children from failing schools, to successful schools. It’s hard work, and we’re up against forces that don’t want us to succeed. But success is possible. Just look at me and the hundreds of children and families we’ve helped to pursue a great education, break the chains of poverty and lead a life of success.”
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