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The Simpsons did "The Hangover" back in 1999


I think that someone has a good case for a lawsuit.

All of your suspicions are true..

EVERYTHING is a conspiracy, especially if you don't understand it!

The REAL Star Wars, baby!

These days, I tend to view EVERYTHING through a spectrum...

A spectrum of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and politics. Thirty years ago, I rarely did. I was also unaware that history played so much of a part of why and how things are in the present day.

It's not like I wasn't given an opportunity to understand the breadth and scope of the spectrum early on. As a child, in elementary school mind you, my teachers made a conscious effort to instill in us a sense of pride in who we were, they did what they could to instruct us on the historical relevance of people of color in the American story. They expected nothing but excellence from us, encouraging us to think consciously about what we were meant to be as we grew up.

But in my later years, after leaving those teachers and to other schools, I lost a sense of that even as I grew into adulthood.

But little did I know that the seeds were planted, and simply by asking questions of myself that I could not find the answer right, I began to see how important my early instructions were as I searched for those answers. I did it by reading and even talking to to people who had important things to tell me about what went on up to the present time.

And of course, this helped me to know that peace, justice and knowledge is as important as it ever was.

Here on DU, I hope that I can share all of that, as I hope that others add to the tapestry of truth and justice as well.

I may not say things that everyone can all agree with, or even hope to comprehend due to differences of perspective. Which is what any of us may do.

But I know, that within that spectrum, the truth will always lie... If we are willing to see it.

That's just my random thought for the evening. Thank you for your time.

When the Media warned of post-verdict riots, did any of them think about Tulsa, OK in 1921?

Tulsa race riot

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground. During the 16 hours of the assault, more than 800 whites were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries (the black hospital was burned down), and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities, in part for their protection. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities have been up to about 300.

The events of the riot were long omitted from local and state histories. "The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private. Blacks and whites alike grew into middle age unaware of what had taken place." With the number of survivors declining, in 1996, the state legislature commissioned a report to establish the historical record of the events, and acknowledge the victims and damages to the black community. Released in 2001, the report included the commission's recommendations for some compensatory actions. The state has passed legislation to establish some scholarships for descendants of survivors, economic development of Greenwood, and a memorial park to the victims in Tulsa. The latter was dedicated in 2010.


Qui Bono: The War on Planned Parenthood...

The Concerned Parent's Guide To Decoding Their Child's TXT Lingo...

Now take some time out for Your Moment Of Glamour...

Hopefully, those aren't going to be Sharknados...


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