“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.”. These were the words of Rashad Turner, the founder of Black Lives Matter St. Paul. In a video he released last week and has receive little to no coverage by the Mainstream media he describes why he resigned and started an organization he feels addresses the issues BLM proports to champion.
This seems to be the topic of debate among those who have given money to the organization. Does BLM actually do anything to better the lives of Black people in the community? If they claim to be the voice of the black community then what are the names of the schools, scholarships or businesses they have opened to help?
If the black community ever hopes to achieve the goals and aspirations that other minorities have already achieved then it must consider the people who claim to represent it. BLM leaders are under investigation in multiple states. One of the leaders is stepping down after it was discovered she purchased several multimillion dollar homes. She claimed the departure was planned.