The battle emblem — a red field topped by a blue X with 13 white stars — has been in the upper-left corner of the Mississippi flag since 1894. White supremacists in the Legislature put it there during backlash to the political power that African Americans gained after the Civil War.
“When I tried to breathe, I found chains holding my throat, preventing me from catching my breath. I felt the crushing weight of white supremacy, forcing itself on my body,” Gary Hardie from Citizen Ed says.
“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.
Nothing has actually changed in policing, TPD’s policies and Tulsa’s city government from 2017 — when I first began closely examining Tulsa’s community policing efforts — till now. All of the efforts that the public sees were planned behind the scenes by activists and citizens who would not and will not be silent because their community is over-policed, scrutinized, and portrayed as being a “high crime” area on television shows like Live PD.
A black West Virginia inmate says he was attacked by a member of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood while state prison guards either did nothing or helped facilitate the assault.
A thunderous boo during the National Anthem at Cowboy stadium in Arlington, TX reminded us of the Colosseum. 80% of the players are black and the majority of the crowed white demanding the players just play football and publicly disapproving their first amendment rights.
“The young lady should not have been suspended because she was exercising her first amendment right,” says Dr. Anthony Marshall Booker T. Alum and former Booker T. Teacher.