Productive conversations around race are nearly impossible unless the inexperienced-party or individual decides to risk it all by moving out of their comfort zones and getting proximate with those experiencing adverse issues — in this case, with community members who have experienced negative encounters with Tulsa police officers.
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“There are aspects of the race massacre, even as its hundred years old, that are present today, and we’re all hoping together to make something that can both bring Tulsa together, but also move it forward, and frankly, move everyone who visits this experience, forward,” Barton explained to the Centennial Commission leaders and Oklahoma Lieutenant Matt Pinnell.
The harder you work, does not mean you’ll get what you deserve. It only means you’re working to potentially get what others were given.
“The students and community are excited. They’ve waited for years to have a facility that is up to par with the rest of the city. Every time I go somewhere, from the barbershop to the grocery store and department stores, everyone is always asking me, ‘Is it ready? When is it going to be ready? I can’t wait.’ I show them a few pictures, and they say, ‘Man, that’s great. That’s cool, man. I love this! This is going to be great!’.”
Mya’s consistency in making good grades and ambitions to attend college came to an abrupt halt.
6,000 children are adversely affected by maternal incarceration, and that number doesn’t include children whose mothers are in county jails. And it doesn’t include the children who have incarcerated fathers.
When Tulsa Parks Director, and former city councilor, Anna America surveyed area parks the day after 4th of July celebrations. To her dissatisfaction over how some Tulsans left the parks — shells of what were fireworks, she took to Facebook.