How The Tulsa Race Massacre Caused Decades of Harm

The Atlantic (05/24/2021)
  • Researchers recently uncovered long-term harms from the mob of 100 White men destroying the economically prosperous Greenwood “Black Wall Street” community in Tulsa, Oklahoma in response to a rape allegation (May 31, 1921).
  • Tulsa featured hundreds of Black businesses sparked by agricultural and oil booms.
  • Post-massacre, Black Tulsan’s household incomes declined from 9% above to 7% below the national Black average.
  • Sadly, many never became business owners again (reduced to low-wage jobs).
  • On average, children whose families fled Tulsa earned 88% more as adults.