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Editors of The Tulsa World announced they will continue using the term “Tulsa race riot” in their writing.

Our editors unanimously believe that the term “riot” undercuts the mass lynching that was the destruction of Greenwood in 1921. We have and will continue to refer to the event as a “massacre”.

Do you believe the events of 1921 should be referred to as a “riot”, or is it time we unanimously begin referring to them as a “massacre”?

To cast your vote in the poll click the Facebook link . Vote if you think the slaughtering of black lives on Greenwood in 1921 should be referred to as a massacre or riot, feel free to comment why, and share the post so others can have the option of having their voices raised.  Click here or click see more on the link.



The Black Wall Street Times is a news publication located in Tulsa, Okla. and Atlanta, Ga. At The BWSTimes, we focus on elevating the stories of our beloved Greenwood community, elevating the stories of...