Their one request was that Mayor Bynum agree to a meeting with the same community members who have been calling, fighting and working for change for years. Instead of meeting that simple request, Bynum chose to inaccurately call the peaceful protest an “act of intimidation”.
Although the organizers for Sunday’s rally were separate from Saturday’s organizers, Sunday’s reiterated the same list of demands to Tulsa’s Mayor G.T. Bynum.
Candace Owens has gone from being the pretty Black girl with the smooth vernacular to having her #Blackgirlmagic card snatched permanently.
“In seeking to understand what was different, I tried thinking through a few possible reasons why this particular killing [of Ahmaud Arbery] caused so many people to speak up,” Saralyn Olson from Bixby, Oklahoma said.
“These men were vigilantes, they were a posse, and they performed a modern lynching in the middle of the day,” said Lee Merritt, an attorney for Arbery’s mother.
“I think the video is very clear that they were on the truck with guns hunting him down,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Arbery’s father. “I don’t know what more you need to make an arrest.”
Art should be funded because it is necessary for representation; it helps to fosters culture, and it gives credence to narratives that need to be heard. He also believes that people are in need of access to art and that it can even be cathartic and healing for those dealing with trauma.