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United States of Amnesia. The Tulsa Massacre

Eric Foner London Review of Books
A noted historian digs deep into the latest work by an equally eminent scholar who spent much of his career fruitfully exposing the 1921 massacre of thousands of black Tulsa citizens. The book and the review coincided with the mass-murder’ centennial

What Is Owed

William P. Jones The Nation
Any political movement powerful enough to secure policies sufficient to repair the damage inflicted by centuries of slavery will also have the power to secure a more radical and enduring transformation of our social and political order

Friday Nite Videos | July 30, 2021

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Housing Discrimination. All the Streets Are Silent | Trailer. Capitol Police Officer Recalls Racial Abuse on Jan. 6. How Do People Get Sucked Into Online Conspiracies… and Find a Way Out? Why the US Army Tried to Exterminate the Bison.

Housing Discrimination | John Oliver

John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.

10 Things We Get Wrong About Reparations

Kirsten Mullen, William Darity, Jr. Ph.D. Rolling Stone
The federal government alone is capable of paying the bill. And, as the entity that created and maintains the black-white wealth gap, it should pay the debt.

The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street”

George Yancy and Robin D.G. Kelley Truthout
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.
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