Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, purchased a $1.4 million house in Topanga Canyon, a wealthy and secluded Bohemian area in Los Angeles County that’s 88 percent white.
Khan-Cullors, a self-described Marxist and race-baiting activist who has given lip service to supporting black pride, has made a curious decision. The house is in Topanga Canyon, a picturesque rustic suburb about 48 minutes outside of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from posh Malibu.
Khan-Cullors’ current residence, which lies on a quarter-acre, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house is also available on the property.
What’s more intriguing is the BLM co-founder settling in Topanga, where black people make up less than 2% of the population. Jason Whitlock, a black sports columnist, sarcastically chastised Khan-Cullors over her blatant hypocrisy.
Whitlock tweeted: “Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!”.
Whitlock pointed out that Khan-Cullors could have lived anywhere. If she had wanted to live in a historically black neighborhood, she could have made a powerful political argument.
Whitlock said, “She had a lot of options on where to live. She chose one of the whitest places in California,” and “She’ll have her pick of white cops and white people to complain about. That’s a choice, bro.”
Many Tweets called out the hypocrisy.
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🤔 pic.twitter.com/UluZTLfxNs
— Sheikh Judd Hashisho (@glubokiy_boy) April 9, 2021
Khan-Cullors, 37, is the founder of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which she first used in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin.
Former President Barack Obama, who mastered the art of sowing racial discord, bought an $11.8 million home on a sprawling 29-acre property on Martha’s Vineyard, which is just 3% black.
Khan-Cullors was accused of profiting from the Black Lives Matter protests by others on social media. She took advantage of the tag, “Injustice Against Black People.”
Not only that. Why is she getting rich off BLM movement? Shouldn’t this money be going to black neighbourhoods and struggling black families?
— •FATE• (@meloncollie46) April 9, 2021
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors just purchased a million dollar mansion. She pimped the murders of Black folks, especially Black men and boys to get that mansion. BLM founders are after the bag. They don’t care about Black people. That’s why it’s time to purge
— Quinton Blanton 🇺🇸 (@blanton_quinton) April 9, 2021
However, there is growing concern that the revolution, which has sparked protests around the country, has not invested its vast wealth with the black community. Last month, Michael Brown’s father insisted that BLM pay him $20 million for his son’s 2014 shooting by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, which sparked the 2016 riots.
What is Black Lives Matter doing with all the money they’re accumulating if not helping their local chapters and Black-owned businesses to advance?
They seem to be fundraising for the sake of fundraising.
All talk, all woke. https://t.co/8KSKvJHoq3
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) March 4, 2021
Similarly, BLM chapters around the country have requested greater accountability from the group’s unified umbrella organization.
The local chapters have complained that Cullors was hired as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation against their wishes and without their consent, making her leadership unconstitutional.
We, the undersigned chapters, believe that all of these events occurred without democracy, and assert that it was without the knowledge of the majority of Black Lives Matters chapters across the country and world,
Patrisse Cullors … became Executive Director against the will of most chapters and without their knowledge.
Given the devastation BLM has wreaked around the country in recent months, you can only imagine how nasty the group’s internal feuding will get.