BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is facing a severe backlash after news broke of a real estate “buying binge,” that saw the high-profile racial justice activist “snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone,” just as questions mount about how national Black Lives Matter spent the tens of millions it collected in 2020.
As The Daily Wire reported earlier Sunday, Khan-Cullors splashed out millions on four homes “totalling upwards of $3.2 million.”
“Thirty-seven-year-old Patrisse Khan-Cullors ‘went on a real estate-buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records,’ the New York Post reported Sunday,” The Daily Wire noted, adding that Khan-Cullors is looking for other real estate opportunities, including buying in a secluded celebrity enclave in the Caribbean.
News of Khan-Cullors’ real estate empire, though, is not sitting well with other racial justice activists who, on Sunday, blasted the Black Lives Matter co-founder for profiting off black Americans’ plight and of being a “fraud.”
“For somebody that claims to love Black people, it’s kinda strange that she chose a place to live that’s practically devoid of Black people,” one Twitter user noted, referring to Khan-Cullors’ purchase of a home in Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles, a predominantly white area.
“She capitalized on that ‘Injustice against Black People’ bag. They’ve been scamming since day 1,” another suggested.
“Vallejo for Social Justice, a movement that describes itself as ‘Abolition + Socialist collective in the struggle for liberation, self-determination, & poor, working-class solidarity,’ said it was an ill-judged flaunting of wealth,” according to the Daily Mail. “‘We’re talking generational wealth off of the deaths & struggle of Black folks here,’ they tweeted.”
“Another Twitter user called Cullors a ‘fraud’ and said her brand of ‘Marxism’ apparently included buying a $1.4 million house,” the outlet added.
According to New York Post, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City Hawk Newsome called for “an independent investigation” to find out how the global network spends its money.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”
Khan-Cullors has her own wealth. She published a best-selling book, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” in 2018, and has inked lucrative deals with entertainment companies like Warner Bros. to produce original programming aimed at moving the ball forward on social and racial justice.
But Black Lives Matter, as a whole, has faced a recent backlash of its own, after revealing, earlier in 2021, that it raked in a shocking $90 million over the course of 2020, following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police — an incident that sparked a major, national push for racial justice.
The foundation told The Associated Press, when it revealed its 2020 largesse, that it was in the process of creating “infrastructure” that would help to handle doling out the donations to community organizations and racial justice groups.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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