BLM Founder Patrisse Cullors Resigns as Support for Organization Plummets
Black Lives Matter founder jumps ship amid controversy surrounding her wealth
BLMGNF said in a statement:
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) today announced that BLM Co-Founder and current Executive Director, Patrisse Cullors, would be transitioning from her role and named two Senior Executives to support the organization.
Cullors leaves BLMGNF in a strong position to support grassroots, art/culture work, and policy work that invests in the future of Black lives. During her tenure, Cullors helped the organization reach several milestones.
“With smart, experienced, and committed people supporting the organization during this transition, I know that BLMGNF is in good hands,” said Cullors.
“The foundation’s agenda remains the same — eradicate white supremacy and build life-affirming institutions."
"Between the two Senior Executives and BLM Grassroots Co-Director Melina Abdullah, who is an original member of BLM and co-founder of its first chapter in Los Angeles, their immense talent will build a future where Black lives do more than matter — they will truly thrive.”
Neon Nettle reported earlier this week that the support for Black Lives Matter (BLM) had taken a nosedive, according to reports from the New York Times.
BLM's profits soared following the death of George Floyd in 2020 but now have fallen back to 2019 levels.
According to an essay by academics Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson, net popular support for BLM was +5% in mid-2018.
Support soared past +20% in mid-2020 but then quickly fell again.
BLM support is now just above +5%, where it was in mid-2019, the report shows.
From NYT: 'Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last?' The answer is no. 'The data...contradicts the idea that the country underwent a racial reckoning.' https://t.co/GL2wY9BsB5 pic.twitter.com/hlTK2xMMB3— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 22, 2021
In a 2015 interview unearthed by Neon Nettle earlier this year, Cullors admitted she was a “trained Marxist.”
The BLM founder said that the movement does “have an ideological frame" when pressed about the direction of the movement.“
"Myself and Alicia [Garza] in particular are trained organizers,” Cullors said in an interview with the Real News Network.
“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”
Last month, Cullors faced backlash after news she purchased a lavish new home in an exclusive California neighborhood that only has a population of 1.4% black residents.
The BLM founder splashed out $1.4 million to buy the property in a posh area that is 88 percent white.