BLM Co-Founder ‘Triggered’ by IRS’s Nonprofit Transparency Laws – Headline USA
“It is such a trip now to hear the term ‘990,’” Cullors said Friday during an event at the Vashon Center for the Arts in Washington state. “I’m, like, ugh. It’s, like, triggering.”
Cullors continued to play the victim, saying BLM activists’ lives were endangered by the requirement to publicly disclose what they have done with the money they received.
“This doesn’t seem safe for us, this 990 structure—this nonprofit system structure,” Cullors said. “This is, like, deeply unsafe. This is being literally weaponized against us, against the people we work with.”
She also argued that the 990 request will damage morale and called the common tax procedure an attack leading to “deep, like, resistance and trauma.”
Even blue states like California have insisted that BLM cease fundraising operations until it can provide additional transparency on how those funds were being spent.
The group has yet to account for the $90 million it raised in 2020, amid the racially-charged aftermath of George Floyd’s death.