Racism shouldn’t make people uncomfortable in Oklahoma?


Greenwood,Oklahoma

For two days , May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  As many as 300 African Americans lost their lives and more than 9,000 were left homeless when the small town was attacked, looted and literally burned to the ground. Greenwood, was a very prosperous area which was affectionately known as “Black Wall Street.”

A new state law HB1773 will soon bar educators from requiring courses or teaching concepts that cause any individual to “feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of psychological distress” due to their race or gender. While similar measures have been debated or passed in other Republican-dominated states, Oklahoma’s take on “critical race theory” is adding fresh tension to Tulsa’s plans to mark the massacre’s upcoming centennial.

Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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