In 2020, the activist group Black Lives Matter managed to rake in $90 million in donations and other funding. Most assumed this was to further their social justice cause.
BLM spends a lot of money on pushing their message across the country, after all. And it would stand to reason that such a large organization would require a hefty amount of funding.
But according to a new report, a big chunk of money went directly into the pockets of one of the co-founders.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors already had plenty of money before last year. She published a best-selling book in 2018, and signed lucrative deals with companies like Warner Bros.
But just last year, it seems Khan-Cullors went on a “buying binge,” and many think it’s related to the increase in BLM income last year.
The story first broke in The New York Post, where they called into question the millions the co-founder shelled out in 2020.
And it’s bound to upset those who have called out Black Lives Matter for possible instances of fraud in the past:
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.
And her spending hasn’t stopped, apparently.
According to The Daily Wire, Khan-Cullors is also looking at purchasing “a secluded celebrity enclave in the Caribbean.”
This isn’t going over well with BLM critics, as you might expect. But it’s also upsetting other social justice activists, who have accused Khan-Cullors of profiting off the problems black Americans face.
In short, many are flat-out accusing the co-founder of “fraud.”
The backlash came in fast on social media networks, too. Here’s one particular comment from a Twitter user, for example:
She capitalized on that ‘Injustice against Black People’ bag. They’ve been scamming since day 1.
Others called out Khan-Cullors apparently hypocrisy: while she pushes her own brand of Marxism, she goes and acquires mass personal wealth and property.
After the George Floyd incident, Black Lives Matter saw a huge rush of donations and funding, which resulted in that gaudy $90M number for 2020.
But obviously, we could argue that one of the co-founders is getting very rich off this funding.
And when both BLM critics and activists (many of which are basically on the same side as Black Lives Matter) start to question the behavior of Khan-Cullors, people are going to take notice.
A “celebrity enclave in the Caribbean” doesn’t have much to do with social or racial justice, does it?
- Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has been accused of “fraud” and pocketing millions of dollars in BLM funding.
- She went on a “real-estate buying binge” that got her 4 new homes in the U.S. alone, to the tune of $3.2M.
- Even other activists are questioning this spending behavior.
Source: New York Post