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.
According to the Daily Wire, Cullors stated:
"I’m thrilled to continue to weave my roles as artist and organizer, where I can continue to support Black creatives. I have a ton of to-do’s on my list. I won’t share them now. Just stay put and watch as they unfold."
"I truly believe Black creatives are the backbone of our society and community. We are often under represented and under resourced. But I plan on advocating for the full support of Black creatives across my beautiful-*ss city!"
Cullors's domain includes the historically black sections of Watts and Compton, as well as Koreatown and Inglewood.