President Biden went to Oklahoma on Tuesday.
He spoke on the massacre in Tulsa.
President Biden in Tulsa:
"Just because history is silent, it doesn't mean that it did not take place. And while darkness can hide much, it erases nothing … Some injustices are so heinous, so horrific, so grievous, they can't be buried no matter how hard people try." pic.twitter.com/zS5zO4R88U
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2021
"Hell was unleashed. Literal hell was unleashed," President Biden says in speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. pic.twitter.com/hlHwyF3bJw
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2021
I was honored to meet two survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Mother Viola Fletcher and Mr. Hughes Van Ellis. They are resilient and resolute, and today, we recommit to rooting out systemic racism.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 1, 2021
Pres Biden in Tulsa: "We can't just choose to learn what we want to know and not what we should know."
He added, "We should know the good, the bad, everything. That's what great nation do. They come to terms with their dark sides. And we're a great nation."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 1, 2021
Biden: "I hear all the folks on TV saying why doesn't Biden get this done? Well because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends."
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) June 1, 2021
First of all, we have a false notion that Tulsa was an oasis of exceptional Black people. It wasn't even the MOST POPULAR "Black Wall Street."
Look up the Hayti neighborhood in Durham. Look up Boley, Oklahoma. Look up Richmond's Black Wall Street.https://t.co/Ee2i3H812g
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) May 30, 2021
People are learning about Tulsa for the first time. Don’t stop. Educate yourself about all of this. All of it. That fuse of fury was unleashed all across America and some would rather we forget. We cannot. We must not. pic.twitter.com/1LDDF8D4DS
— Michele Norris (@michele_norris) June 1, 2021
— Beinecke Library (@BeineckeLibrary) May 31, 2021
For the past 17 months, a group of WSJ's Black journalists, along with other journalists of color worked on a series of 9 stories examining the economic ramifications of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
I'm extremely proud to share our work. (outside the paywall) https://t.co/oujuQb1r5i
— Kimberly S. Johnson (@KimberlyReports) May 29, 2021
ICYMI yesterday – a very useful primer on the intergenerational wealth implications of the violence // The Tulsa massacre wasn't an isolated event – it was part of a long pattern of racial violence. Here are some of the other incidents that shaped America. https://t.co/XLvWyVlW1r
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) June 1, 2021
@LJLaw (@LarryJa47193568) tweeted at 9:02 AM on Tue, Jun 01, 2021:
It should also be considered in the context of black farmers being excluded from agri capital and lending programs, abuse of the legal system to take land from black families 1900-1975ish, & redlining, restrictive covenants, etc, all denying wealth to black families.
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 1, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) June 1, 2021
INBOX: In a statement, Harris addresses Biden deputizing her on voting rights pic.twitter.com/aEON3xKrGH
— Errin Haines 😷🧼🧴💉 (@emarvelous) June 1, 2021
Obama: "Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job."
"90% of the folks who were there in my admin, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about, whether it's the Affordable Care Act, or our climate change agenda." https://t.co/koPSkx5Uij
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 1, 2021