A year after Tulsa’s first Equality Indicators report was released, data shows it’s clear the city needs bold leadership and action to create needed change.
Yet, like myself, we go to First Friday Art Crawls, attend free events on Guthrie Green, and promenade near or on the very plaques that mark and commemorate the former majesty of Black Wall Street. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. Apathy is no longer acceptable. We have to activate and lift up our neighbors.
There were so many multifaceted layers to unpack with that question. I couldn’t sum up what it was like growing up among faces that did not look like mine and within institutions that systematically did not welcome my presence.
KKK Kukla: Tulsa reconciliation impossible while county government employs a known white supremacist
Bonnie Kukla’s beliefs negatively impact her perceived legitimacy and therefore the perceived legitimacy of Tulsa and Tulsa County’s government. Oklahoma is an at-will state. In the same way a woman who openly yells racist profanities at an innocent bystander may lose her job after going viral, when someone’s extracurricular activities negatively impact how the organization they belong to is perceived by the public, that organization is within its bounds to fire that employee.
Understand that whiteness coupled with maleness, plus political influence equals ultimate privilege. The privileged must be self-recognized within the leader; if not, the leader could potentially make petty insensitive remarks that may cause the public to have a negative opinion about them.
By: BWST Editorial Board For eight months, Tulsa city councilors have been deliberating around one particular issue: whether or not to hold public hearings about Tulsa Police Department data showing racially biased […]
If this is America acting great, I would hate to see what America being great again actually looks and feels like.