Seems like a bad thing to say.In a lifetime of dumb tweets that one stands out. No idea why he would feel the need to poke at the mob but he just did.
My guess is nobody will give the MAGA guys trouble, I think the typical Antifa type is a coward and won't start a fight he might not win. But you never know. I'd stay far away from downtown Tulsa on Saturday.
But, he’s not wrong.
He just shouldn’t say it out loud.
It’s okay though, Sharpton is in town to help “keep the peace”.
I’m sure he won’t be fanning any flames.
And for anyone that doesn’t know (many don’t, it wasn’t even in my Oklahoma history books as a kid) there was a terrible massacre of black people in Tulsa in the early 20s.
The whites burned down a big section of town, and they don’t even know how many blacks died. Over 200.
The area known as Greenwood is what was razed, it’s not too far from this rally. It wasn’t a poor area, in fact it was a very affluent black community that many referred to as Black Wall Street.
It’s been on everyone’s minds recently, the mayor had some people here last year scanning some areas in search of mass graves that are reportedly around.
There isn’t much actual text about the event, much of it has been scrubbed from history or never recorded in the first place.
Word of mouth accounts are the main source of info, and there aren’t really any people left that were alive when it happened.
The president originally scheduled his rally on Juneteenth, and then moved it.
The 99th anniversary of the riots was just a couple weeks ago.
I guess you could say between this and everything else going on, there is plenty of dry kindling here, and hopefully there are no sparks thrown.