Black History Matters: Tulsa Race Massacre

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This weekend is our fourth Black History Matters Event focusing on the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

By 1921, the predominantly African-American Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma had grown into a prosperous area of the city and was known as Black Wall Street. In Greenwood, African-Americans enjoyed relative prosperity by selecting their own leaders, employing black doctors and lawyers, and creating their own businesses. The massacre that devastated the Greenwood District began on the night of May 31st, 1921. An angry white mob, seeking to lynch a young African-American teenager falsely accused of ***ual assault, gathered outside of the city’s courthouse. African-American residents, who feared the teenager would be lynched, headed to the courthouse to try and intervene. Shots were fired and chaos broke out. Over the next several hours, groups of white Tulsans, some of whom were deputized and given weapons by law enforcement, committed numerous acts of violence against the city’s African-American residents. As dawn broke on June 1st, thousands of white citizens flooded the Greenwood District on the ground, looting and burning homes and businesses. Additional white residents took to the air in private planes to fire bomb the district using burning balls of turpentine soaked fabric. The devastation spread across 35 city blocks with over a thousand homes burned, numerous Black-owned businesses damaged or destroyed, and over 8,000 of the city’s residents left homeless. Officially, it was reported that 36 people died in the riots, however later investigations have indicated the death toll may have been as high as 300. The Tulsa Race Massacre is known as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history.
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TheWise - That is interesting from an historical point of view, but you left out the important part - what is the associated discount event?
 

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To a non-American like me, whatever happened in America, black white or coloured, does not generate any interest... What's interesting is the weekly rebate event and TheWise skipped that important part.
 

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To a non-American like me, whatever happened in America, black white or coloured, does not generate any interest... What's interesting is the weekly rebate event and TheWise skipped that important part.

Thats true. I support the no discrimination, of any kind. But for players from places where the racism is not relevant the event.
 

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The event is live now; the details are as follows:

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• Bunker
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• Heavy Tank

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• American
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Moderators, serious question, other than pandering to the BLM movement, what purpose do you think these “history lessons” serve?
 

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Moderators, serious question, other than pandering to the BLM movement, what purpose do you think these “history lessons” serve?
Think of it as a chance to learn something. You now know something about America you didn't know before.
Always take the opportunity to 'grow'.
 

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Definitely not. People should always take the opportunity to grow.
Too often people are so involved with their petty little problems that they never see things from a different perspective. I like reminding people of this. :D
Besides I think people can be too flippant about social issues just because it doesn't affect them.
 
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This is a public forum but that's fine. Stay in your safe little bubble - I'm sure the weather is nice there.
Can I talk about the weather?
 

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“Safe bubble” or “Safe space” is a concept that comes from folks like you, Grimson.

>>Can I talk about the weather?

Go right ahead, perhaps you’d write something intelligent.
 
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