Amid recent controversy, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will step down from the organization. Over the past few months, Cullors raised eyebrows regarding her finances specifically her choice to purchase several expensive homes in cities across the country, predominantly in white neighborhoods.
Fox News reports:
The activist said she had created “the necessary bones and foundation” at the organization and felt the “time is right” to leave. She asserted that her exit was planned for more than a year and was unrelated to scrutiny regarding her personal finances.
“Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks of me,” Cullors said.
“I think I will probably be less visible, because I won’t be at the helm of one of the largest, most controversial organizations right now in the history of our movement,” Cullors said regarding her impending exit from the foundation.
In April, the foundation disclosed that Cullors had received a total of $120,000 in compensation from 2013 to 2019.
Cullors, a self-described “trained Marxist” said claims she enriched herself from donations meant for BLM were untrue and were simply rumors being peddled by the right.