Non-profit organizations are privy to a variety of government exemptions due to the nature of their operations, most notable of which are the tax exemptions they enjoy. By the very nature of the term “non-profit,” the assumption is that these organizations’ activities are not intended to unduly enrich its administrators.
As a result, and as we would expect, there are strict laws governing these groups; laws that require detailed disclosures about there goings-on, particularly when it comes to financial transactions. It’s all par for the course, as they say. It’s expected, and it’s understood. Unless, of course, your non-profit organization is the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), in which case such accountability is unacceptable. Just ask the race-baiting cofounder of the group, Patrisse Cullors, who owns four homes worth over $3 million.
Cullors and others in BLM’s embattled leadership are employing an age-old tactic: The best defense is a good offense. During a recent appearance in Los Angeles with an interviewer named Nikkita Oliver, Cullors moved all-in with this approach. Watch:
There were many absurd assertions made by Cullors during the almost hour-long dialogue, with the interviewer sounding more like a cheerleader than someone seeking insight. Cullors made her appeal for slavery reparations. She played the ‘woe is me routine’ about the online scrutiny BLM has received on social media. But, as we’ve come to expect, the most prominent aspect of her schtick continued to be her ‘I’m a victim’ routine.
The reports that BLM’s leadership recently purchased a $6 million mansion they call a “safe house” has drawn the attention of federal authorities who’ve demanded BLM cease fundraising until they fully disclose how they’ve spent the $90 million they’ve already raised; that detail that must be provided in what’s called a 990 form. This is the controversy being discussed in the exchange we see during this portion of the footage
Consider some of these outrageous statements from 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, and against the people we work with.”
It’s curious that Cullors didn’t bother to explain whether she believed that this ‘structure’ is being equally weaponized against other groups. Instead, she makes it sound as if BLM is the only one being subjected to such rigorous accountability.
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“It is such a trip now, to hear the word, the term 990. I’m like, ugh, it’s triggering.”
Poor Patrisse, being required to submit a 990. Perhaps she can calm that triggering by going back to that mansion and relaxing.
“This seems like an interesting moment to really talk about black-led orgs. It also feels like an important opportunity to talk about why our organizations get under attack first.”
Deny, deny, deny, that’s the strategy. Play the victim. Ignore the fact that thousands of non-profit organizations have been audited over the years, and many grifters like yourself have ended up behind bars as a result. Act like you’re being targeted because of your radical beliefs and skin color, that way you can play the race card when the time comes. And then you can go back to pulling in those millions of dollars from ignorant and unsuspecting donors.
By Jordan Case
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