posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 10:07 AM
a reply to: ChesterJohn
Yes, agreed. This and other rioting all starts with those one or two imbasales that roll the tide.... sadly....
The Tulsa race riots were started by a 17 yr old girl riding in an elevator... A young black man entered...shortly thereafter, a scream....by 1930Hrs
that evening, 300 plus gather at the couthouse... 200 dead.. 3 times that many injured. .
In the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, police flew airplanes and dropped nitroglycerin and dynamite on 600 Black businesses, burned 1500 homes and destroyed
a 35 square block area of the Black community of Tulsa also known as the Greenwood District. It was so prosperous it was nationally known as Black
Wall Street. The riot was intended to put Blacks back in their place.
In the years bridging the second and third decades of the twentieth century, episodes of racial tension and violence were frequent. In July of 1917,
East St. Louis, Illinois erupted into a bloody battle between blacks and whites after an aluminum plant began to hire black workers to break a strike.
Three hundred people were killed, and hundreds were injured.1 In August of the same year, more than one hundred black soldiers of the 3d Battalion,
24th Infantry Regiment stationed in Houston, Texas mutinied against their officers. The mutineers seized arms and ammunition and engaged in a three
hour riot. This riot was in protest to the abuses that local white civilians had perpetrated against the soldiers and the lack of concern about those
abuses shown by the unit's commanders.
As a final example, the Chicago Race Riot in late July, 1919 was based in a long-standing dispute over white-black neighborhood boundaries. A young
black male accidentally entered a recreation area that was reserved for whites, triggering this riot that quickly moved beyond this otherwise minor
incident and after a week of violence left many dead and wounded.
All in all perception and or the Lack thereof is often to blame for many unjust and unwanted outcomes. ...
Lest we soon forget.... and once more...only one flaw... Thanks CJ... great thread...