A house in Topanga Canyon was recently sold to a corporate entity belonging to BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, reports dirt.com.
Topanga Canyon is 88% white and only 1.8% black, according to the census.
Kahn-Cullors and Janaya Khan created the Black Lives Matter hashtag in 2013 after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Critics blasted her for the decision.
The Associated Press reported that Black Lives Matter received $90 million in donations in 2020. It is not clear how much Khan-Cullors is paid by the organization.
In December, ten chapters pushed back against Khan-Cullors, claiming that she made decisions on her own without input from chapters.
“There’s been intentional erasure (of local activists,)” said Sheri Dickerson, lead organizer with Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City. “People assume that that money is distributed to local chapters. That is not the case. People also assume that when actions are made, that national [leadership] has the support and agreement from this collective that what they’re saying is representative of us. And that’s certainly not the case.”
“I can’t believe how badly some people got played by BLM,” said Jamil Jivani, the founder of the Policing Literacy Initiative “Wow.”
“Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has purchased a $1.4m home in a wealthy secluded area of Los Angeles,” said anti-antifa activist Andy Ngo. “Cullors identifies as a communist & advocates for the abolishment of capitalism.”