The founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Minnesota said he quit after learning the “ugly truth” about the activist group’s priorities.
“In 2015, I was the founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul,” Rashad Turner, the president and executive director of Minnesota Parent Union, said in a YouTube video called, “the truth revealed about BLM.”
“I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies – black lives do matter,” he said in the video for TakeCharge Minnesota, a group opposing the idea that systemic racism is to blame for problems in US society.
“However, after a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families,” he insisted.
He said BLM “cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” saying it was “made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers’ union.”
Rashad Turner said BLM “cared even less about improving the quality