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Black Lives Matter Leader Walks Away from Group, but Media Ignore His Failed Congressional Bid and Tactics to Fire a Teacher

Rashad Turner, a failed congressional candidate¬†in the state of Minnesota and who forced a longtime special education teacher named Theo Olson to retire [1] over a Facebook post, is now separated from the Black Lives Matter movement over their stance on charter schools [2]. In the reports about his about-face from the national activist umbrella of Black Lives Matter, none mention how Turner called a sixteen-year special education teacher a ‘white supremacist’. Why? Olson expressed his personal opinion in a Facebook post on Black Lives Matter, and Turner blasted him for it. Olson was suspended by the school district and he later decided to retire.

Also, Turner ran unsuccessfully [3] in Minnesota’s 65th District¬†against three-term incumbent Rena Moran, the only black American representative in the House delegation in Minnesota. By one paper’s tally, he was down 79%-21% [4] when 12 of 13 precincts reported the electoral results. He also lost a previous write-in bid for the St. Paul school board, when he was endorsed by the Green Party.

Turner has taken a job as a community engagement director [5] for an educational non-profit.

Photo by tedxmahtomedi [6] [7]