Founder Of Black Lives Matter In St. Paul: ‘I Resigned’ After ‘I Learned The Ugly Truth’ As ‘Insider
Rashard Turner, the founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in St. Paul, Minnesota, explained in a video why he left the BLM group after he discovered them truth about the organization. Turner had a tough life. His father was shot dead when he was only two and his mother could not take care of him, so his grandparents raised him and taught him that an education was the keys to the kingdom.
He worked hard in school and was accepted into college where he eventually received a Master’s degree in education. But Blacks are discriminated in school because the Democrats love all of the money they receive from teacher’s unions. Teachers get to choose which school they work at so that the more experienced teachers who are badly needed teach at the better schools.
But, Turner himself tells his story and you should pay attention whether you are white, Black, Hispanic, blue green or purple:
I was born in Minneapolis in 1985. We called the north side home at that time, 18th and Queen. 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. I am living proof that no matter your start life, quality education is a pathway to success. 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. That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union. 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. 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.
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.