Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter organization, defended ownership of "extravagant homes," when asked by Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday if "extravagant homes or multiple properties of any sort" contradict her Marxist ideology.
"I think that is a critique that is wanting," Cullors said. "I say that because the way that I live my life is in direct support to Black people, including my Black family members, first and foremost."
For so many black folks who are able to invest in themselves and in their community, they choose to invest in their family, and that's what they've chosen to do.
I have a child. I have a brother that has severe mental illness that I take care of. I support my mother and I support many other family members of mine.
So, I see my money as not my own. I see it as my family's money as well."