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Assemblymember Akilah Weber Issues Statement on 100-Year Anniversary of Tulsa Massacre

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-San Diego) releases the following statement regarding the significance of the Tulsa Massacre:

“One hundred years ago, The Tulsa Massacre destroyed what was known as Black Wall Street. Hundreds of African Americans were senselessly murdered, and their homes and businesses were looted and then burned to the ground. The magnitude of the events that occurred was muted and ignored for decades.  However, the truth of what occurred remains a stain on America's history, and unfortunately, this was not an isolated event for the African American community. Throughout the United States history, there are many examples of African American lives, homes, and businesses being destroyed; Thus hampering the ability to live safe, productive lives and establish generational wealth. I am pleased that California has developed a Reparations Task Force to address ways to repair the damages inflicted upon the African American community, many of which were sanctioned by the American government. We must confront, not ignore, the history that has plagued our communities so that it does not repeat itself.”