May 22, 2021

May 23, 2021

This week, we take a look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years later. On May 31st, 1921, white mobs laid siege to a neighborhood known as Black Wall Street. And yet, it’s a major historical event that doesn’t make it into many U.S. history books. Plus, Special Correspondent Joie Chen shows us the generational trauma left by the most violent election day in U.S. history in 1920. Then, disability justice advocate and attorney Lydia X. Z. Brown talks about what it’s like to be multiply marginalized in America. And, we head to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas to see how the pandemic is changing the way we train our military recruits. 

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