A good con artist knows when the jig is up. That’s why Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is taking her McMansions and exiting the organization.
All told, Khan-Cullors managed to purchase four high-end properties, totaling a whopping $3.2 million in value while running the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. But perhaps the true irony of the anti-American, anti-White leader’s siphoning off of funds is that her mini-mansions are located in affluent White neighborhoods.
Her Topanga Canyon home cost upwards of $1.4 million and Census data indicates the neighborhood is 88 percent White with only 1.8 percent of the population being Black. After amassing four high-end homes, reports indicate she was shopping for a fifth in the Bahamas near pop star Justin Timberlake in 2020. The 37-year-old African-American makes no apologies for what many view as swindling people who donated to promote racial justice and equality.
“I’ve created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave. It feels like the time is right,” Khan-Cullors reportedly said. She also rejected criticism of the accumulation of wealth while at BLM. “Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”
But the uneasiness about her $3.2 million spending spree while serving at a non-profit raises more than a few questions. In April, BLM reportedly indicated that Khan-Cullors only earned a fraction of those real estate buys, not counting living expenses.
“Patrisse has received a total of $120,000 since the organization’s inception in 2013, for duties such as serving as spokesperson and engaging in political education work. Patrisse did not receive any compensation after 2019,” according to Black Lives Matter.
In many ways, Khan-Cullors’ wealth and popularity strategy mirrors those of other progressive leaders. California Rep. Maxine Waters lives in a posh mansion far removed from the low-income predominately Black district she represents. Barack Obama entered the White House having earned a relatively modest income and never working a private-sector job. By the end of 2020, he was worth a reported $70 million and had multiple entertainment irons in the fire. The former president no longer appears interested in working as a “community organizer.” For that matter, neither does the now-former BLM co-founder.
Following the trajectory of other African-American activists, Khan-Cullors appears to be cashing in on her celebrity status. It appears she has leveraged the vandalism, looting, arson, and murders during the 2020 BLM riots into book and television deals. She landed a multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. Television Group to produce streaming content, with an eye on indoctrinating children into her racist view of America.
“As a longtime community organizer and social justice activist, I believe that my work behind the camera will be an extension of the work I’ve been doing for the last twenty years,” Khan-Cullors reportedly stated. “I look forward to amplifying the talent and voices of other Black creatives through my work.”
Her ascension into the ranks of the Hollywood elite leaves unanswered questions about where she got the cash for the high-priced real estate. But there’s no question she scammed the fools who donated to Black Lives Matter.