Why in the hell are our majority-black schools in Tulsa still suffering? After all, we started integrating Tulsa Public Schools in the late ’60s and ’70s. During Tulsa’s segregated years, black children were thoroughly educated within the safety ‘nest’ of the Greenwood District. For decades black children would grow in intellect, becoming adults and contributing to Black Wall Streets’ golden era. Yet today in 2019, black Tulsa finds itself believing this false sense of promise that our children will have it better tomorrow because yesterday we as a little city within the larger city of Tulsa built the wealthiest black community in the African diaspora, and we did it without the help of white leadership.