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COMMENTARY:Bombing America

by Oscar Blayton, Esq. Centennials are usually celebratory affairs. Marking the passing of 100 years since a significant event, by its nature, can occur only once. For this reason, it is no surprise that people take these opportunities to conduct parades, give speeches and enjoy a hearty, self-administered pat on the back.  But when the significant event 100 years in the past is one of mass murder and a glaring manifestation of the race hatred that has been endemic in America since its founding, centennials take on a different significance. Revisiting a horrific event such as the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on its 100th anniversary brings with it a need for reflection that does not generate self-congratulation. Rather, it requires a measurement and evaluation of the quality of progress – or lack of progress – in improving race relations and ensuring equal justice for all people that is promised in the Constitution. For months, in anticipation of the Tulsa race massacre centennial, accounts of that...

COMMENTARY: Taking On The N-Word

by Oscar Blayton, Esq. There are few social conundrums within the Black community today that are as troubling as what to do about the persistence of the...

COMMENTARY: Living Within A Lie

by Oscar Blayton, Esq. Even a person who does not believe a lie may be forced to live within it.  For generations, people of color, while not...

COMMENTARY: Serving America: In What Context?

In 1735 when the French colonists of Louisiana pursued the Natchez War against Native Americans, they mustered free and enslaved African Americans into two military companies that...

COMMENTARY: Stop “Othering”

by Oscar Blayton, Esq. I wondered how long expressions of empathy would continue to be front and center in the minds of Americans following the hate-fueled multiple...

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