OKLAHOMA SUPERINTENDENT WILL ONLY ALLOW TULSA RACE MASSACRE TO BE TAUGHT WITHOUT RACIAL CONTEXT
An old saying that has cropped up way too much in my life of late is that a stopped clock is right twice a day. While that’s true, it’s only true these days for people old enough to know how to read an old-fashioned clock face. Many digital kids these days simply can’t. So while the saying is dated, reality isn’t supposed to be. But Ryan Walters, the Superintendent of public instruction in Oklahoma, will never ever be right in my book. Not twice a day, a week or even month. Never. Because Walters is trying to erase the history of the Tulsa Massacre, by saying that it had nothing to do with race.
TULSA RACE MASSACRE WAS ALL ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACIST RACIST HATE, AND NOTHING ELSE
Well, it’s kind of even worse than that. He’s actually saying that it’s ok for public school teachers to teach Oklahoma kids about the Tulsa Race Massacre. But only if they can teach it without saying that the white supremacists who murdered all those African-Americans because they were…. African-Americans. In other words, it’s like saying it’s ok to teach kids about the Holocaust, but only so long as you don’t say that the Nazis killed millions of Jewish people because they were Jewish. Holocaust denial is now a crime in many places, and widely derided everywhere.
RYAN WALTERS DEFINES ANY MENTION OF RACE TO FALL UNDER HIS BAN ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY
But not, evidently, Oklahoma. Ryan Walters is using his ban on Critical Race Theory as cover for his direction on how the Tulsa Race Massacre can be taught. As in, not to be taught. His logical rationale can only be followed with a lifetime of white supremacist Kool-Aid consumption. Essentially, if you accurately describe how the race of one person related to their violence against someone with a different skin color, that’s Critical Race Theory. It means it’s illegal in Oklahoma to describe any and all racist events in history. But really, that just means when white people were the perpetrators. Okay, Okie Dokey. Not.
No word yet on where the Aryan Nation fits into this. Either historically or today.