Walls work: Black Lives Matter co-founder reportedly had wall built around $1.4M home

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA – According to reports, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Patrisse Cullors, has apparently had some walls set up around her $1.4 million home located within Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles County.

Considering that Cullors in the past has described herself as a “trained” Marxist, there is a bit of irony of her not only owning such a lavish piece of private property, but also erecting a de facto border around it.

Cullors recently separated herself formally from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (more on that below) and now recent construction was found to be taking place at her luxurious home in California.  

A sub-contractor reportedly spoke with the Daily Mail about the structure being erected around Cullors home, saying that the construction would “surround the entire property and that the exterior improvements were in the $35,000 range.”

On top of that wall, this sub-contractor also allegedly told the publication that there would be an electronic gate set up to keep out the undesirables:

“It will have an electronic gate at the driveway portion, a walk-up door, and call box, and other safety measures, cameras – you know, to keep the riff-raff out.”

This bit of information regarding Cullors construction taking place at her mansion is somewhat ironic, as she has been famously cited as admitting to being a Marxist from a 2015 interview that gained newfound traction during the summer of 2020:

“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. 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.”

What makes this news of a wall being erected around Cullors mansion so ironic is that Karl Marx – the man behind Marxism – had some very critical views related to things like private property and the concept of borders.

Marx firmly believed that the upper echelons of society were exploiting what he referred to as the lower “nine-tenths of the population” by way of owning private property. He proclaimed that he didn’t own private property because only 10% of the upper class did.

It was this hyperbolic proclamation of extreme class division that he felt that private property needed to be abolished. 

According to Marx:

“You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths.

You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.”

It should be noted that, according to reports, nearly 65% of Americans own a home – a far cry from the fear mongering Marx spread in his writings about capitalism disenfranchising the “nine-tenths of the population.”

Then there was Marx’s take on borders: while his writings were more specifically aimed at the likes of national borders, it is somewhat mockingly funny that Cullors is working to create a sort of isolated mansion that separates her from those who might be envious of her private property.  

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As mentioned earlier, Cullors recently separated from Black Lives Matter after she’d become the target of heavy criticism regarding her real estate purchasing spree. 

Here’s that previous report. 

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Following several critical reports in recent months, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors announced on May 27th that she is formally stepping down from the Black Lives Matter organization.

While the timing happens to coincide with a litany of negative media reports, Cullors proclaims that her decision to step down was not at all influenced by what she called “right-wing attacks.”

According to reports, the 37-year-old co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has opted to resign from her role as the organization’s executive director. Cullors made the announcement on May 27th, and her final day with the organization is reportedly on the 28th.

She claims that she’s leaving the BLM Global Network Foundation to focus on both a book and television deal, noting that she believes that the organization can move forward without her:

“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.”

However, Cullors’ resignation happens to come after a series of reports shed a negative light on both her and the organization’s finances in recent months.

One report in particular noted that Cullors had been on a multi-million dollar real estate spending spree, which spawned heavy criticism from the likes of BLM supporters.

When news of the millions of dollars spent on various homes by Cullors went public, Hawk Newsome, who is in charge of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, called for an investigation into how BLM Global Network Foundation spends the money donated to the organization.

Newsome also was critical of how Cullors is a self-proclaimed “socialist” while also buying multiple homes for herself:

“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes. It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”

Reverend T. Sheri Dickerson, who serves as the president of an Oklahoma City BLM chapter, is among those that doesn’t want to be associated with the BLM Global Network Foundation due to many of the families of those who inspired protests didn’t seem to reap any benefit from donations to the Global Network Foundation:

“That is the most tragic aspect… I know some of (the families) are feeling exploited, their pain exploited, and that’s not something that I ever want to be affiliated with.”

Despite her resignation coming after negative press, Cullors proclaims that her decision to step down was not at all influenced over these reports:

“Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”

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