Open Thread | The Past Isn’t Even The Past

Honor to this Elder, speaking her truth.

The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) tweeted at 9:55 AM on Wed, May 19, 2021:
“Greenwood represented all the best of what was possible for Black people in America – and for all the people. No one cared about us for almost 100 years. We, and our history, have been forgotten, washed away. This Congress must recognize us and our history.” #Tulsa100

Sampson Simpson IV (@sampson_iv) tweeted at 11:02 AM on Wed, May 19, 2021:
When people say “it was so long ago, get over it.” people who lived through Jim Crow, racial massacres ARE STILL ALIVE. And not all are in their 100s.

60 Minutes did a story on Tulsa.


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5 Responses to Open Thread | The Past Isn’t Even The Past

  1. eliihass says:

    “…Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office released a detailed chronological account of a May 4 incident now receiving national attention and scrutiny.

    What happened: Corey Pujols was working as manager at the Dunkin’ on South 50th Street in Tampa when a regular customer began verbally berating the staff because he was upset about service in the drive-thru line.

    Then, per the state attorney’s office:

    Staff told the 77-year-old customer to leave several times, but the man parked his car and entered the store.

    Pujols told a coworker to call police.

    The customer approached the counter and continued to argue with Pujols, who remained on the opposite side of the counter, separated by a waist-high swinging door, some six feet from the customer.

    The customer called Pujols a racial slur. Pujols slowly walked forward through the swinging door and stood face-to-face with the man, with his hands at his sides, and warned the man not to say that again.

    The man repeated the slur, and Pujols punched him in the jaw, which caused the victim to fall and hit his head. Pujols then slowly walked away.

    The man died three days later in the hospital.

    The state attorney charged Pujols with manslaughter; he was originally arrested on a charge of battery on a person older than 65.

    Manslaughter is intentionally committing an act without lawful justification that causes the death of another person, where the death was not intended.

    What they’re saying: “The victim’s use of racial slurs was highly inflammatory. Inflammatory speech alone, however, does not justify violence,” the SAO said in a statement…”

    • eliihass says:

      “.. A dispute Sunday between two neighbors, one 73 years old and the other an 82-year-old great-grandmother, ended with the younger woman killing the other by repeatedly hitting her with a brick, according to investigators.

      Prince George’s County, Md., police said Chun Oh is charged with murder in the death of Hwa Cha Pak, whose body was found Sunday morning in a garden behind the apartment building in Bladensburg where the women lived.

      Authorities did not say what set off the argument.

      Officers were called for a welfare check around 7:15 a.m. Sunday to the building in the 5900 block of Emerson Street, according to police. They found Pak dead at the scene with trauma to her upper body.

      An initial investigation found that Oh and Pak were in a “dispute prior to the murder.” Police said that Oh “struck the victim multiple times with a brick.” Oh then called 911, police said.

      Pak’s eldest grandson, Andy Kwon, said that when he heard of the death, he instantly became angry as he wondered “who in their right mind, or what kind of evil, had to creep up to take my grandmother’s life?”

      Anger turned to shock when he heard that another elderly woman was accused of the crime.

      Kwon said the majority of his family is deeply religious and wanted to keep the woman arrested — who Kwon said was not someone he knew — in their prayers…”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Alan T. MacLeod (@Amacleod99) tweeted at 2:26 PM on Sun, May 23, 2021:
    Likely will lose me friends here, but I strongly believe that the Progressive Wing needs to chill the fuck out, at least publicly with this Administration. Incrementalism is the way our system works, and if this shit costs Dems the House and/or Senate in mid-terms, we’re fucked.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Dr. Kizzy Corbett👏👏👏

  4. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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