Moments ago, the Black Lives Matter organization said goodbye to co-founder Patrisse Cullors who has been criticized for her real estate spending spree.
The official BLM account tweeted “After almost 8 years, we say see you later to the last of our founders, Patrisse Cullors, who’s served BLM whole-heartedly. We reflect on the impact Patrisse had on BLM, & we are in deep gratitude.”
“Patrisse, we are in awe of you always. #ThankYouPatrisse” they added.
After almost 8 years, we say see you later to the last of our founders, Patrisse Cullors, who's served BLM whole-heartedly. We reflect on the impact Patrisse had on BLM, & we are in deep gratitude.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) May 27, 2021
“With smart, experienced and committed people supporting the organization during this transition, I know that BLMGNF is in good hands,” said Cullors, according to the BLM press release.
“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,” she added.
Cullors released the following video.