Monday, May 31, 2021

100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre


I lived in Oklahoma from 1970 to 1975 and had no idea that the Tulsa race atrocity had occurred. Evidently, that was common. From the Wall Street Journal's coverage,

Ms. Cash’s mother, Altamese Marion Scott-Hudson, born 11 years after the massacre, didn’t learn about the family’s history until she was 66 years old. 

In fact, I don't think I knew anything about it, even though I've taken a number of American history courses, until the last decade. 

I don't have words to describe how terrible this was and how awful it is that Americans have not known about this event until now. 

The history of man's humanity to man is long and horrible. Since the Tulsa Race Massacre we've seen the horrific slaughters caused by Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and so many others. In the last few weeks, we've observed violence against Americans of Asian descent and a rapid uptick in violence against Jews. These are alarming trends. 

We are all children of God: nothing else -- race, religion, our national origins -- matters. 

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