BLM co-founder who went on mansion-buying spree complains she’s the ‘fall guy’ over financial scandals

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Speaking to The Guardian, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who went on a mansion-buying spree, claimed that she was the “fall guy” for the organization, “a movement,” she said, that is much bigger than her.

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It was in May 2021 that Cullors stepped down as BLM’s executive director. The general public hadn’t heard much from her since then, especially after it was revealed that she spent $6.3 million for a Toronto mansion that formerly belonged to the Communist Party.

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As far as explanations go, readers are led to believe that Cullors had enough personal success separate from BLM as an organization for personal lavishness.

“You’re catching me at a place of deep, deep self-reflection,” she said, “but I look forward to many more years ahead where I can look back with more fondness. I think right now I have a lot of hurt and resentment and I feel like I’ve been treated as the fall guy for a movement that is much bigger than me. And some will say: ‘Well you let yourself be Time 100, you let yourself be in the forefront and you’re about to be on the cover of The Guardian – kinda comes with the territory.’ True.”

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