The co-founder and current leader of the ultra-leftist Black Lives Matter movement has provoked a wave of criticism after she bought a house in Los Angeles for a total of $1.4 million in a neighborhood that is almost entirely White.
Black activist Patrisse Cullors, 37, bought the house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large garden, and a separate guest house in the neighborhood where, according to the census, 88 percent of the population is White, and only 1.8 percent is Black. In total, she purchased four houses in 2020.
The AP news agency reported that Black Lives Matter received $90 million in donations last year, but it is unclear whether the organization pays Cullors, as the finances of the organization are opaque.
The left always try to deny that Black Lives Matter are a gang of Marxists, so here’s Black Lives Matter founder, Patrisse Cullors, admitting she’s a Marxist. ?
“Let’s Just talk about it. Am I a Marxist? I do believe in Marxism!” ? pic.twitter.com/bCRtFKnnI0
— Labour Are Toast! (@LabourAreToast) April 10, 2021
Although the house is just over 30 kilometers from her orphanage in Van Nuys, it is exists in a different world. In her book from 2018, she told her story of being raised by a single mother together with her three siblings in a “poor neighborhood,” where she lived “in a two-story burned-out building where the paint was peeling off.”
A wave of criticism dropped on Cullors for her decision to purchase the house, including from Jason Whitlock, a former ESPN journalist who wrote in a Tweet, “Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4 percent. She’s with her people!”
Whitlock, who is Black and a vocal critic of Black Lives Matter, had his tweet removed by Twitter and was then locked out of his account.
.@WhitlockJason tells me Twitter just locked his account over this pic.twitter.com/WPxhi2p1aX
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) April 9, 2021
Whitlock, who later regained access to his account, expanded on the topic, but his original Tweet has not been restored. Another user asked if Whitlock believes Cullors should be sleeping with homeless people.
Any place with a higher percentage of black people than 1.4% is a homeless shelter? Is that what you're suggesting? Wonder what the percentage of black police officers do they have in Topanga? https://t.co/9wCsGLNcwW
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) April 9, 2021
Whitlock wrote in another post, “She had a lot of options on where to live. She chose one of the whitest places in California. She’ll have her pick of white cops and white people to complain about. That’s a choice, bro.”
The censorship of Whitlock’s initial tweet occurred despite the head of the New York City’s Black Lives Matter chapter calling for an independent investigation into the finances of the movement following the revelation that Cullors purchased luxury property. Other incidents involving fraud are currently under investigation, including a Justice Department indictments for fraud against Sir Maejor Page, or Tyree Conyers-Page, who prosecutors said used the Facebook page called “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta” to enrich himself.
Cullors founded the BLM movement together with Alicia Garzo and Opal Tometi in 2013 as a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin during a physical altercation
Title image: Patrisse Cullors participates in the “Finding Justice” panel during the BET presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)