RedfinBLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors slammed after purchasing a $1.4 million LA home in a largely white district.
- BLM leader Patrisse Cullors was heavily criticized for buying a million-dollar home in LA.
- The $1.4M house, which is located in “one of the whitest areas of California,” has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a guest house, and a large backyard.
- Critics claim that the purchase of the lavish property is at odds with Cullors’ Marxism beliefs and her social justice mission.
Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the BLM movement and a self-proclaimed ‘trained Marxist,’ has sparked a massive wave of criticism after buying a lavish house in Topanga Canyon. As per Daily Mail, the $1.4 million real estate has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a separate guest house situated in the expansive backyard, which is “ideal for entertaining or quietly contemplating cross-canyon vistas framed by mature trees.”
Last year, BLM took in $90 million in donations, according to the AP. However, it remains unclear if or how the 37-year-old co-founder is paid by the organization, as its finances are opaque.
Nevertheless, Cullors received huge criticism over purchasing the luxurious house in an area with 88% of white residents and only 1.8% African-Americans, as Census reveals.
According to critics, living in a million-dollar home defies the BLM leader’s social justice mission.
The British YouTube host Paul Joseph Watson noted that Cullors chose to live in “one of the whitest areas in California.” Sports journalist Jason Whitlock supported Watson’s opinion, claiming that the BLM activist “had a lot of options,” but chose “one of the whitest places” in LA.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has chosen to live in one of the whitest areas of California after purchasing a $1.4 million dollar home in an area that has a black population of just 1.6 per cent.https://t.co/EAk4sqFly0
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 9, 2021
Meanwhile, the movement ‘Vallejo for Racial Justice’ slammed Cullors, insisting the purchase of a new million-dollar house was an ill-judged flaunting of wealth.
We’re talking generational wealth off of the deaths & struggle of Black folks here. Justice Teams Network & BLM founder paid $1.4 million dollars for a home.
This past week we bought a cot for our unhoused Black elder friend to keep him off the ground.https://t.co/orEhhItocE
— Vallejo For Racial Justice (@vallejojustice) April 9, 2021
Others label the BLM leader as a “fraud,” as she claims she is a Marxist, but purchases a $1.4 million home.
What’s more, FOX News reporter Tucker Carlson said that Twitter had even begun taking down references to the LA property. He stated that after Whitlock shared a link to the original story about the house on The Dirt, his account has been “locked.” Reportedly, Carlson claimed:
“He posted this on Twitter. Just made the obvious point. What? What happened? His account has been locked by Twitter. This was a news story on real estate blog. He posted it. Lots of other people posted it. But when Jason Whitlock, who is an extremely effective voice for reason, who speaks clearly and honestly and is, therefore, a threat. They shut him down. Amazing, on many levels.”
Following tension between local chapters and national leaders over the BLM’s goals, Cullors assumed authority of the movement.
As Politico reports, Patrisse Cullors took the role of executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, despite the group being in deep divisions over leadership and funding. Her move has not been universally approved by her colleagues.
In the meantime, local organizers complained that they saw little to no money and had to crowdfund to stay afloat. Some were barely able to afford housing.
Moreover, Michael Brown Sr., whose son Michael Brown Jr., was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, said that his association has been betrayed by the larger BLM organization. In a statement, Brown, who joined other activists demanding $20 million from the BLM Global Network Foundation, questioned:
“Why hasn’t my family’s foundation received any assistance from the movement?”
Since 2018, Cullors has been in high demand after her memoir ‘When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’ became a best-seller.
The BLM activist has also been featured in TIME as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People of 2020.’
Additionally, she works as a professor of Social and Environmental Arts at Arizona’s Prescott College and landed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. As per Variety, while working with WB, Cullors will develop and produce “original programming across all platforms, including broadcast, cable, and streaming.”
Last October, Cullors published another book called “An Abolitionist’s Handbook.”