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WSJ: The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later


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#1 mweb08

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Posted 30 May 2021 - 12:11 PM

https://www.wsj.com/...ter-11622221205

This is outside their paywall.

Also, if you watched HBO's Watchmen, this is what its opening scene is based upon.

https://youtu.be/yhhROY8jPV4
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Posted 30 May 2021 - 05:24 PM

A different, more concise way to tell the story: https://twitter.com/...2174110721?s=19

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Posted 30 May 2021 - 06:11 PM

It's incredibly telling that most people still didn't even know this story, pre-Watchmen. 

 

Yet people that are stuck on banning CRT and preserving confederate monuments...don't seem to talk about these awful marks that have, essentially, helped shape this country in its current state.


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Posted 30 May 2021 - 09:05 PM

This country has never allowed itself to heal from its worst sins. The fact that the Confederacy is still look upon as some point of pride in this country tells you all you need to know about its stance on race relations. I have said it before, anyone who views that part of history with anything but disdain or a learn-so-that-its-never-repeated POV is either naïve or a racist idiot.


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 08:16 PM

https://twitter.com/...4737692685?s=19
Jelani Cobb
The number of conversations I and other black colleagues have had with white people in Tulsa who doubt the massacre happened or that “it was as bad as they’re saying” is disturbing.

I suppose it’s good that they’re not even bothering to lie?

Now me...
We can't learn and heal from our history if we continue to chose to be ignorant of it.
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Posted 31 May 2021 - 09:35 PM

Yeah we're starting to see the "I don't want this subject taught because it makes white people look bad" thing starting to become a mainstream thing. Slavery, the civil war, colonialism, etc.

 

People need to realize that most truths aren't easily digestible and make you confront things you're not comfortable confronting. At least when you view history through a certain lens.


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 09:57 PM

CNN film about Tulsa on tonight... will be re-played 6/5 @ 9p Eastern


 "You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at.

  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 10:12 PM

Yeah we're starting to see the "I don't want this subject taught because it makes white people look bad" thing starting to become a mainstream thing. Slavery, the civil war, colonialism, etc.

People need to realize that most truths aren't easily digestible and make you confront things you're not comfortable confronting. At least when you view history through a certain lens.


In some ways it's a preference for teaching that leads to blind patriotism rather than teaching history that leads to critical thinking.

However the Civil War doesn't make sense in that regard, which suggests what you point out being a bigger factor than allegiance to America.

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 10:31 PM

Related and new to me (Forsyth County, Georgia):
https://www.history....n-stacey-abrams

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 10:33 PM

And here's a significant collection of racial violence including Tulsa in our history.

https://twtext.com/a...531249914601472




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