Patrice Cullors co-founder with Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matters organization states that they are both trained organizers and Marxist.
“Um, I think that the criticism is helpful, um, I also think that it might, um, I think of a lot of things. The first thing I think is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia [Garza] in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxist.”