“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.
Although some people view encouraging people to buy black as racist, I see it differently. I recognize that catering to a particular cultural niche market is an opportunity to rebuild my community and simultaneously leverage our own buying power so we can all compete in today’s globally competitive market.
It was the Tuskegee Airmen, who cracked that seemingly impossible glass ceiling of white supremacy in the American military for black men and black women.
Tulsa was as Abu Dhabi is today — bustling, from the black oil that Americans extracted from the grounds below.
For those who think I’m giving this new Republican governor too much credit too soon, I’ll kindly ask you to take a seat. Because when kids are involved, we really need to take party politics out of the conversation.
Rigorous research suggests that low-income, nonwhite students in urban areas tend to perform better if enrolled in charter schools instead of traditional public schools.
In American schools, black children are less likely to see teachers who look like them, so Kandice’s role is essential for self-esteem building and cultural empowerment for her students of color.