RACISM!: Hasidic Jews BLIND a BA-LACK Gay Man. Worse Than This: a BOMBING OF BLACKS I Never Heard About

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    Apr 26, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    Taj Patterson, 23, a fashion student at the New York City College of Technology, said he was attacked in the early morning hours of Dec. 1 by more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox men shouting anti-gay epithets.


    Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.


  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
    Has Black Wall Street on Tulsa's north side ever recovered from this horrible event in the early 1900s or did it just decline and slip into oblivion.
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    Apr 26, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    I don't know.

    If the weather holds up tomorrow, I'll ask.

    I'm one of four playwrights who's having 15 pages read tomorrow. One of the playwrights mentioned this in his script.
  • conservativej...

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    Apr 27, 2014 1:38 AM GMT
    Greenwood. It was mostly rebuilt within a few years of the riot. Desegregation finally pulled it apart.