I noticed that I was not alone. This year, I saw much more attention being paid by my White friends and colleagues to the concept of the “White moderate” that Dr. King expressed in “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.”
There is a long history of police misconduct in Tulsa, Oklahoma which validates the position of Council Woman Harper and the complaint filed against the City of Tulsa by the Crutcher family.
I have often been told to pay homage to my native American ancestors. I even attended my first and only powwow at the age of seven, but today, I will not pay homage because I understand the history, and my personal convictions will not allow it.
Since the Black Wall St Times and other organizations have been aggressively snatching the truth from under the rug of Tulsa’s color-line problem, young people are intently and purposely stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing the social needle to end racism and discrimination in the city of Tulsa.
Last Saturday, January 20, 2018, women came together for the second year to participate in the Women’s March. Many wore pink pussy hats, held signs that said, “My body, my choice,” “Girls just want to have fun…damental rights” and other pro-feminist sentiments.
We cannot ignore the bigger historical implications of white men operating as though they have some intrinsic right to dominate and police the agency of the black woman, especially in the public sphere.
City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper supports good cops, not crooked ones. Why? Becuase her husband is a cop and she would never put his life in danger because she loves him.