Indeed Black Lives Do Matter but so do all people groups regardless of ethnicity.
Rashad Turner, Black Lives Matter chapter founder in St. Paul, Minnesota, has shared a video exposing what he calls the political organization’s “ugly truth,” arguing that it shows “little concern for rebuilding black families” and improving the quality of education for black students.
“I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies,” Rashad Turner, who founded the St. Paul BLM chapter in 2015, said in May 26 video posted by TakeCharge Minnesota.
“Black lives do matter. However, after a year on the inside, I learned they have little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less for improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis.”
Turner resigned from BLM after a year and a half but said he has not “quit working to improve black lives and access to a great education.”
Turner said he eventually realized BLM did not care about improving educational opportunities for black children.
“That was made very clear when they publicly denounced the charter schools alongside the teachers’ union,” he said. “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 for a better education for black children.”
BLM-led protests erupted across the nation in response to George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. The group was founded in 2013. While many have resonated with the idea that black lives matter, many have objected to BLM being an overtly political movement that stands for more than just racial equality.
BLM reportedly deleted its webpage that listed disrupting “the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” as one of its core principles, according to Fox News.
BLM recently came under fire for calling for “Palestinian liberation” and standing in “solidarity” with Palestinians as Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets into Israel last month.
Some evangelical leaders and organizations have argued the BLM organization supports a “godless agenda” and that many of its positions are “explicitly anti-Christian.”
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who has described herself as a “trained Marxist,” recently announced that she is stepping down from leading the global organization as executive director after helping to launch the organization.
Cullors said her resignation has been in the works for over a year and has nothing to do with the recent personal attacks she has endured in the past weeks, according to ABC News.
Cullors came under fire when it was reported that she purchased four luxury homes, which sparked criticism and questions over her finances.