Patrisse Cullors, who self-identifies as a “trained Marxist”, has just been appointed as a commissioner with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization, was recently caught up in a scandal regarding her multiple luxury properties and wound up stepping down as an executive director of BLM in May 2021.
“Cullors will serve on behalf of the 2 million residents of the Second District,” stated LA County Supervisor Holly J Mitchell (D) in a press release.
“Patrisse has demonstrated her understanding of this and has experience using various mediums of art and community engagement to inspire and create change. Patrisse shares my commitment to equity and justice and will use her creativity to make arts and culture more accessible for the residents throughout the Second District,” Cullors continued.