Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, May 16, 2022
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said the organization is awash with “White guilt money.”
Cullors made the comment in an MSNBC podcast posted Monday afternoon in response to a question from host Trymaine Lee, who had asked if the organization’s “tsunami of flooding” was shocking and if they had guardrails in place to ensure its cash was “being directed in the proper ways.”
“Yes, it was a major shock,” Cullors said on the “Into America” podcast. “It was also a lot of like, ‘Oh, wait, I did not see that coming.’ You know, contrary to what, you know, has been reported, much of the funding that came in was from individual donors.”
“That was a lot of White guilt money,” Cullors continued. “There’s a lot of White folks being like, ‘We just got to put the money.”‘
The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, its primary nonprofit, collected $90 million throughout 2020, a financial snapshot released by the group in early 2021 showed.
Cullors stepped away from the BLM Global Network Foundation in May 2021 amid scrutiny over her $3.2 million real-estate buying binge, which included the BLM leader scooping up four homes. Cullors also allegedly eyed property in the Bahamas at a posh resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods own homes.
Cullors, however, did not directly answer if guardrails were in place for its spending, but said they were building its infrastructure on the fly. She has maintained they did not misuse its funds.
Cullors recently made headlines after a New York Magazine report exposed a $6 million Los Angeles mansion purchased by the BLM Global Network Foundation.