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View Diary: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - justice delayed, but the fight goes on (32 comments)

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  •  My friends and I learned about this in high school (7+ / 0-)

    Not because we were taught about it (this was in the late 60s) -- but because someone had found a copy of the 1941 WPA Guide to Oklahoma in a used book store, and then passed it around surreptitiously. It was a great shock to everyone. No one had ever mentioned this event to us.

    •  I'd never learned about the riot in high school (7+ / 0-)

      My first hint about it actually came from a part movie part documentary about it.  Seeing the deep institutionalization (is that a word?) of racism in the 1920s kinda made me sick. Most of the people who participated in this probably went to their graves believing they had done the right thing.  Self delusion can take a person far from humanity.

      As of right now, I loathe all anti-choice politicians with an intensity greater than the radiation output of a thousand suns. 3.13.12

      by GenuineRisk on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 08:49:13 PM PDT

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      •  Those who can make you believe absurdities (0+ / 0-)

        can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire. True then, true now, sadly..

        Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

        by OrdinaryIowan on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 02:59:20 PM PDT

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