My heart and soul goes out to the family of Isaiah Lewis. You should have seen your baby boy graduate. Go to college. Grow into the beautiful black man he was destined to become. We will not forget him. We will not forget this. We will continue to fight corruption and murderers with a badge.
I used to point out people like this to my “sensible” white friends and they would tell me that we shouldn’t pay them any mind, that those folks are on the fringes and are dying out. Then we came to find out there’s enough of them (and others) to elevate a demagogue into the role of leader of the so-called free world.
In two years, we will acknowledge the 100-year commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Right now, it feels like many of us are looking at the moral arc of the universe — breath held — leaning on a hope and prayer that something will be different this time.
When you have internalized racism, it’s like living in the matrix. You don’t even realize that you are in it and that you’ve become an echo chamber of supremacy until the virus begins to disrupt. It is only then that you’ll start to see the glitches in the system.
He has every right to share that his solution for poor black neighborhoods that are causing these disparities is more police presence and occupation of those poor black neighborhoods. And according to the mayor, as long as the police are nice and respectful in their questioning, it’s all good.
Mya’s consistency in making good grades and ambitions to attend college came to an abrupt halt.
If the chamber worked to get Greenwood listed in the National Registry, the district would receive federal money to preserve and sustain our history — which would promote new black-owned business creation and be a benefit for existing businesses and the community.