In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He’s on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his overwhelmingly white supporters.
“To choose the date, to come to Tulsa, is totally disrespectful and a slap in the face to even happen,” said Sherry Gamble Smith, president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, an organization named after the prosperous black community that white Oklahomans burned down in a 1921 attack.
Many cries of unfairness during negative interactions between blacks and whites often ends with blacks not easily believed.
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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.
The owner of Rolling Oaks has finally signed the highly anticipated agreement. Unfortunately, out of caution, the City of Tulsa stated that the Tulsa Mass Graves Investigation scans and excavations have been postponed.
I am of the opinion that the City of Tulsa had an obligation to protect its Black citizens from the White mob but failed miserably. I believe, that to a large degree, the City of Tulsa was the angry and envious mobs corporate. Tulsa, therefore, should pay because it violated its own charter. Black Tulsans should be the recipients of that restitution.