Black Lives Matter has been coming under flack from some parts recently. Much of the criticism has had to do with BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors’s lavish lifestyle. I guess, for her, only her black life matters.
But what you probably haven’t heard about is other criticism, criticism closer to home about the organization. Criticism from former members. Here is one instance for you. Jack Phillips writes,
A Black Lives Matter chapter founder in Minnesota has resigned, claiming that the organization isn’t concerned about helping black communities or helping improve the education quality in Minneapolis, according to a video published last week.
Rashard Turner, the founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in neighboring St. Paul, said he started the branch in 2015 but became disillusioned roughly a year after becoming “an insider” within the left-wing organization, according to a video released by TakeCharge—a group that rejects various provisions promoted by Black Lives Matter, including critical race theory-linked claims that the United States is inherently racist.
“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 in the video.
You can watch the entire video here:
Good for Turner. He couldn’t be more right about this.
And, in case you didn’t watch the video (it’s not even three minutes long), the turning point for Turner came when BLM sided with teacher’s unions to oppose charter schools instead of supporting charter schools so that parents (yes, even, maybe especially, African-American parents) can have more and better choices for educating their children. BLM’s stance on this issue is what broke the spell so that Turner could see clearly the hypocritical and self-serving nature of the Black Lives Matter organization.
Now, I hope that the rest of nation that currently buys into the BLM nonsense will get this same wake-up call and walk away from BLM.