The US president urged America to confront its dark past at the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre
Yesterday, President Joe Biden became the first president to visit Tulsa since the Race Massacre in 1921. He made an impassioned speech, saying that the country must confront its “dark history”.
“Now your story will be seen in full view,” he told the three survivors of the massacre in attendance at the event. Reports estimate that as many as 300 African Americans lost their lives at the 1921 massacre.
“Some injustices are so heinous, so horrific, so grievous, they cannot be buried – no matter how hard people try,” President Biden said. “Only with truth can come healing.”
“Hate became embedded systematically in our laws and culture,” he said, “a belief enforced by law, by badge, by hood and by noose.”
“It does still impact us today”
President Biden’s commemoration of the massacre comes amid a nation reckoning on racial justice in the US.
“In 2020 we faced a tireless assault on the right to vote. Restrictive laws, lawsuits, threats of intimidation, voter purges and more.” said the President.
“What happened in greenwood was an act of hate and domestic terrorism. With a through-line that exists today still.”
He referred what happened in Charlottesville 4 years ago, saying the event was a “stain on the soul of America”.
“Hate is never defeated, it only hides,” the President added.
Biden’s commitment to “protect Black lives”
This comes after president Biden met with the family of George Floyd in a demonstration of support for Black voters.
The events stood in stark contrast to former president Donald Trump‘s trip to Tulsa last June, which was met with protests.
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Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns
A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.
Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.
The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.
There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.
Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology
Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.
The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.
The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.
In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.
Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.
The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.
It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.
As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.
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