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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors will be stepping away from the organization. BLM tweeted the announcement Thursday afternoon, saying goodbye to the activist after 8 years.
Retiring from the organization at the age of 38, news surrounding her departure from BLM continues to appear complex, coming after a number of controversies in the past year.
In April it was reported that the co-founder purchased a new 1.4 million home in Topanga Canyon, California, an impressive price tag afforded by the organization’s leader. The neighborhood was called out for having a Black population of 0.4%, a potential distress for the champion of diversity. The Topanga property marks her fourth new real estate purchase in the last year.
Cullors also received criticism for holding Malibu resort getaways totaling $26,000 in costs.
Patrisse Cullors’ true motivations with utilizing donations given to BLM, who amassed a total $90 million in 2020, have been contradictory to many of her expressed ideologies:
“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.”
BLM’s leaky ideology has also been largely inaccurate in its pursuit to defund police, a catalyst for higher murder rates once policing is absent
Cullors will be replaced by two interim senior executives: Makani Themba and Monifa Bandele. Themba served as chief strategist for Higher Ground Change Strategies. Bandele spent a tenure as executive director for The Praxis Project.
Cullors has also confirmed both a book and television deal for the upcoming year.
The radical movement, amplified by the American media, even reaching heights of becoming a topic of discussion between United States and China — the latter using it as a sharp critique of America’s judgment and stance on liberty.
As allies and opponents oversee the organization’s impact on Americans, discussions regarding the viability of a strong set of American beliefs that continue to hold the world at peace.