Unethical—And Funny!— Quote Of The Week: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors

“This doesn’t seem safe for us, this 990 structure — this nonprofit system structure. This is, like, deeply unsafe. This is being literally weaponized against us, against the people we work with.”

—-Patrice Cullers, co-founder and former executive director of Black Lives Matter, referring to the Federal laws that require all charities and non-profits to disclose their finances and activities to the public .

Yeah, I bet the laws requiring Black Lives Matter to keep records of its donations and how they are spent make you feel unsafe, Patrisse.

As Ethics Alarms discussed in February, Black Lives Matter is being slowly but surely exposed as a scam, as its fundraising arm can’t account for much of the $90 million it raised when the group pulled off a massive white guilt-fueled shakedown of corporations and individual donors. Cullers helped rip the veil away herself when she spent $3.2 million on real estate across the United States after BLM closed out 2020 with $60 million in the bank. Though BLM denied that Cullors spent BLM funds on her personal properties, the organization and other activist groups under Cullors’s control offered contracts to an art company run by the father of her only child. A coincidence, I’m sure.

Under fire for at very least “the appearance of impropriety,” Cullors announced last May that she was stepping down and that activists Makani Themba and Monifa Bandele would lead the organization. Then Themba and Bandele revealed in September that they weren’t. It is unclear who was or is running BLM, but we now know that it tried to cover up its purchase of a $6 million Los Angeles mansion while Cullers was still running the foundation.

All charities are required by law to file 990 forms with the IRS, and must provide them to the public upon request. Several states, including California, have ordered the charity to cease raising funds because it hasn’t filed the 990. It’s not like completing the form is a big deal, at least if your non-profit isn’t a scam: I’ve been involved in filling out and filing 900s for many foundations and charitable organizations.

“I actually did not know what 990s were before all of this happened,” Cullors told The Washington Examiner. Well, that is certainly underst–wait, YOU WHAT? That’s like a drunk driver saying that she didn’t know she needed a driver’s license! It’s like a bank robber saying that he needed money and didn’t think there was any law against stealing!

The maxim of the law is “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” (ignorantia legis neminem excusat). Non-profits don’t pay taxes and their donors can deduct what they give. How do you start such an organization with millions pouring in and not consult a lawyer, an accountant—Google, for heaven’s sake? She didn’t know because she didn’t want to know. She probably thought that if she or the organization was caught stuffing bills in their metaphorical stockings, they could just cry “Racism!” After all, it’s worked so far.

More from Cullers:

“People’s morale in an organization is so important. But if their organization and the people in it are being attacked and scrutinized at everything they do, that leads to deep burnout. that leads to deep, like, resistance and trauma…They know what they’re doing: how to create the infighting, how to create the distrust. We have to stop it before they do it. We have to shut it down. We have to be showing up against it.” 

She claims that media scrutiny of the charity is an “experiment,” and if it is successful, it will be used to take down other black-led activist groups. Oh, she might be right about that. Black Lives Matter played the mainstream media like a cello, and it played along by conferring credibility and presumed beneficence on a Marxist, often violent anti-white, anti-police organization that hid all kinds of misconduct behind a smokescreen. Reporting objectively probably is an experiment for the media, just like honest journalism

Now Cullers is accusing the routine legal measures long-installed to protect the public from fraudsters like her of being one more tool of “systemic racism.”

Of course she is. It’s like one of those Mel Brooks jokes that is funny because it was so obvious you saw it coming so long before the punchline.

You know, like “Walk this way!”

13 thoughts on “Unethical—And Funny!— Quote Of The Week: BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors

  1. These people are Commies. Legalities such as having to file a 990, or anything, with the IRS or any government agency are nothing more than bourgeoise tools used to oppress and harass the proletariat. It’s not stealing, it’s redistributing the ill-gotten gains of the bourgeoisie to the justly entitled. Morality itself is nothing more than yet another bourgeoise tool used to oppress and harass the proletariat. The cause of BLM is just. Nothing else matters. These people aren’t dumb, they aren’t crooks, they aren’t fraudsters, they are revolutionaries, true believers in the end of history being nigh, ushered in by the triumph of the working class. They’re Commies. Attention must be paid.

  2. Accounting and transparency laws are supposed to make grifters and frauds feel unsafe and uncomfortable, that’s why they’re there. As they say, a hit dog hollers.

  3. These BLM posts can be a lot shorter if you simply said:

    “BLM is a fraud. Its founders/officers are corrupt. Its supporters have been duped. Here’s another reason why: (link to the story). QED.”


  4. “This doesn’t seem safe for us, this 990 structure — this nonprofit system structure. This is, like, deeply unsafe. This is being literally weaponized against us, against the people we work with.”
    ‘They know what they’re doing: how to create the infighting, how to create the distrust. We have to stop it before they do it. We have to shut it down. We have to be showing up against it.”

    Patrisse Cullors sounds like a stupid wind-up doll whose software is long overdue for an update.
    However, she deserves credit for being a talented grifter and especially so because her organization
    convinced the people they hate most to enthusiastically donate millions despite being a self-declared commie.

    • She’s not stupid, though. She is corrupt and cynical out the wazoo! She is using the race to avoid responsibility for siphoning funds, either donated out of shame, fear, naivete, or stupidity, from an organization that has, at its core, the destruction of US society. Its manifesto was published on its website. If you wanted to know what it stood for, you could read it. BLM did not hide that it intended to repudiate and destroy the family, that BLM rejected US history and social organization. The organizers told everyone they were committed Marxists. Patrisse Cullors, though, simply is saying that she shouldn’t have to follow US tax law because BLM is a black separatist organization that is not subject to white rules.


  5. She’s trying to parlay the same White Lefty Guilt inundated’s willful cluelessness to carry over to this here laughably brazen JUMBO.

    Considering the history/body of work of that demographic, she has a puncher’s chance.

  6. The whole idea that minorities don’t have to follow the same rules as white citizens is what’s driving this.

    Just as Latinas crossing our Southern border shouldn’t have to bother with legal immigration rules that those from Europe and Asia have to follow, so also should black charities get a pass on oversight of their funds.

    And if you insist that they follow the same rules, you’re a racist.

  7. I would imagine that there’s a lot of crossover between people who donate to BLM and people who have worked for a non-profit. I base this on my experience with non-profits. Many of the people involved seemed to treat wokeness like it was a competition sport. Even they will have a hard time believing that the BLM founders remained clueless about this for this long.

  8. WOW, what a bunch of bull crap!

    Non profits, especially Christian ones have been attacked for so long! Are they supposed to not have to be accountable and claim trauma and abuse? lol. i thought i had heard every justification in the book. This woman…

    if she did not know, she should not be the leader as she’s too stupid to know the most simple things.

    No one who has integrity would collection and holds millions without setting up a board and having themselves audited and remove every suspicion of misconduct.

    That she didn’t have the foresight to do so if she’s not lying, makes her unqualified.

    I think she should be arrested.

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