Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors was sharply criticized this week after news broke that she had purchased a $1.4 million home in a mostly white Los Angeles-area neighborhood.
As the New York Post noted, Khan-Cullors is a “self-described Marxist.”
What are the details?
Khan-Cullors, who helped start the Black Lives Matter movement following George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal, purchased the home in Topanga Canyon, a longtime popular getaway for Hollywood actors and musicians.
According to U.S. Census data, 88% of Topanga residents are white, while fewer than 2% are black.
A secluded mini-compound tucked into L.A.’s rustic and semi-remote Topanga Canyon was recently sold for a tad more than $1.4 million to a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37-year-old social justice visionary and co-founder of the galvanizing and, for some, controversial Black Lives Matter movement.
A winding 15 minute drive from The Commons at Calabasas and a slightly longer and somewat less serpentine drive from Malibu’s Getty Villa, the pint-sized compound spans about one-quarter of an acre. The property’s not-quite 2,400 square feet is divided between the a three-bedroom and two-bath main house and a separate one-bed/one-bath apartment capable of hosting guests long term with a private entry and a living room with kitchenette.
#BLM cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors bought a cute pint-sized compound that spans about one-quarter of an acre for… https://t.co/9NeUALaqD6
— Dirt (@Dirt)1617926400.0
What was the response?
Prior to news of Khan-Cullors’ newest purchase, there had already been questions surrounding finances and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Between lucrative deals to write books and produce black-centered content, Khan-Cullors has reportedly been accused of “grifting off of Black tragedy for financial gain,” the Moguldom Nation reported.
News of Khan-Cullors’ new house generated sharp criticism, according to the Moguldom Nation:
“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,” a Twitter user wrote.
Some accused her of cashing in on BLM. “She capitalized on that ‘Injustice against Black People’ bag. They’ve been scamming since day 1,” another tweeted.
“This is blood money,” charged another.
Black Lives Matter revealed in February that it raked in more than $90 million in 2020.