Black Lives Matter co-founder says black homeownership will fight ‘white supremacy’
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors complained about racism in the housing market — saying black homeowners help “disrupt white supremacy.”
The self-confessed “trained Marxist” on Saturday shared to her Instagram page an NPR story addressing the “racist architecture of homeownership” — following her recent $3.2 million property-buying binge.
“Thank you @npr for highlighting the history of racism inside of the housing market and why Black homeownership has always been a way to disrupt white supremacy,” she wrote.
Last month, Khan-Cullors was ripped when property records showed that she had snagged four high-end homes for millions, with BLM Greater New York City calling for “an independent investigation.”
The 37-year-old activist did not directly address her own buying spree, which includes a $1.4 million home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood where the vast majority of residents are reportedly white.
She has previously insisted that the money came from teaching and book deals and that she has “never taken a salary from the Black Lives Matters Global Networks Foundation.”
The NPR article she shared said that racism is keeping black families from enjoying a key part of the American dream and owning their own home, focusing on California’s troubled Compton.
“Over the last 15 years, Black homeownership has declined more dramatically than for any other racial or ethnic group in the United States,” the NPR article said.
“In 2019, the Black homeownership rate was about as low as in the 1960s, when private race-based discrimination was legal,” the report said.