Thursday, May 31, 2007

In Memory: Victims of the "Tulsa Race Riot"

Today is Thursday, 31 May 2007.

On this date in 1921, elements of the white community of Tulsa, Oklahoma began a pogrom against the African-American community in North Tulsa, during which the whites destroyed 35 square blocks of the Black ghetto, forced many thousands to flee from their homes, and murdered more than 300 African-Americans in cold blood.

The Wikipedia entry on “Tulsa Race Riot” is good.

Today, the ghetto is still largely neglected, with poverty and murders endemic. The white power establishment is wasting millions on a Downtown entertainment arena, already predictably over budget, and some rich scam artists want to use public money to build pleasure islands in the middle of the Arkansas River.


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