Last year, the left-wing political organization Black Lives Matter caused a political firestorm.
Protests across the country catapulted the organization to the front page of the news.
But now, one top BLM supporter is now quitting after revealing the “ugly truth” of the organization.
The summer of 2020 was dominated by Black Lives Matter.
The organization, which had been ostensibly founded to combat what was perceived to be a sharp increase in police-related violence against African-Americans, suddenly found itself at the center of America’s political attention for months in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
But many of those protests quickly turned into instances of widespread anarchy and chaos, and as political observers began to dig into the background of BLM, they discovered that the organization had several notable left-wing advocates, including individuals who self-identified as avowed Marxists.
However, political leanings aside, perhaps the most notable criticism of the BLM movement was just how little it had accomplished in the name of supporting Black Americans, as opposed to simply attacking police officers and conservative politicians.
Now, over a year after the protests began, one prominent BLM activist is now quitting the organization after revealing the “ugly truth” of BLM to the rest of the American people.
The Washington Times reports, “A founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in St. Paul says he resigned over what he described as the organization’s lack of interest in supporting Black families and opposition to school choice, calling it “the ugly truth.”
“I was an insider in Black Lives Matter. And I learned the ugly truth,” Rashad Turner said in a video explaining why he helped to start a BLM chapter in the Minnesota city, and why he ultimately quit the organization.
“I am living proof that no matter your start in life, quality education is a pathway to success,” Turner said. “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.”
Turner goes on to say that after spending a year with the organization in 2020 fighting for change he believed in, he soon realized that BLM was more interested in pursuing an overtly Left-wing agenda than it was in fighting for any sort of meaningful policies that would make a positive difference for many Black Americans, including School Choice.
“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,” Turner said.
Turner has since founded a new organization working to promote School Choice in Minnesota, the Minnesota Parent Union.
He now serves as a target from BLM-St. Paul, whose administrators have resorted to calling Turner a “weirdo” when pressed for comment by the press.
The official stated position of BLM on the topic of education is one against School Choice and in support of Teachers Unions.