Analysis Of Racism In Oklahoma

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This analysis of racism in Oklahoma will examine causes, effects, solutions, and prevention across our great state. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Many people have been impacted by racial sayings and discrimination. The election of a black president has done little to help discrimination. Increasing interracial and intercultural communication in the world has yet to end racism nationwide; Unfortunately, this includes the sooner state -- Oklahoma. The ignorant criticising of the opposite race had been going on for a long time. Racism is not a southern issue-- it is a national issue. Our society is structured …show more content…
history. A 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma riot targeted black businesses which included an aerial bombardment of many of the African American neighborhoods. The two Caucasian males, Jake England and Alvin Watts, confessed to the shooting. They targeted the five African Americans because they were on the street and they happened to be black. Jake England's father was killed by an African American man in 2010, which was their motivation to kill the innocent black males. The people on the street had no connection with the incident of England's father (Sustar). The killing spree that happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma terrorized African American communities. The main target of violence was Blacks. African Americans had settled in the Oklahoma Territory and to enjoy more privileges than most blacks in America do (Sustar). “They had every reason to believe they had found the promise land” (Murray Wickett). William Murray, an admirer of Hitler, was a white supremacist and also the late governor of the state. As the white population began to thrive, so did the drive to implement Jim Crow segregation. Racist terror was used to enforce Jim Crow. The African American community tried to remain strong and united. In the spring of 1921, a young African American man named Dick Rowland was accused of raping a white woman. As a group of caucasians gathered around the courthouse, so did seventy-five armed …show more content…
Many years ago, a interracial couple wanted to purchase a house in a certain area. The housing addition was called Creston Hills and a majority of the families that lived there were white. Outside of the house they wanted to purchase was a sign that stated they would not sell to anyone who was black (Hinton). This probably made the family feel like an outcast to the world. A simple sign could hurt someone on the inside. African Americans should be able to live like anyone else. There was an attempt to recruit Ku Klux Klan members in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. The “Knights”, as they call themselves, posted flyers on people’s doors inviting them to join. They felt like they needed to make their presence known. Many of the members claim they are not racist and that terrorism is a thing in the past (KKK). I believe the Ku Klux Klan is something that should be left in the past. I think that since some people still feel like this is the right thing to do, they should find an alternate decision. If they weren’t racist, they would not feel the need to bring more hate and fear into today’s

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