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Oklahoma's high court tosses reparations lawsuit over 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Alvin C. Krupnick Co./Library of Congress via AP

Oklahoma's highest court tossed a lawsuit seeking reparations for two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of violence involving race that saw more than 300 Black people killed by a White mob and the destruction of Black Wall Street, a thriving Black district. 

The nine-member Oklahoma Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit of the last two survivors of the riot, ruling that the plaintiff’s grievances, although legitimate, did not fall within the scope of the state’s public nuisance statute.

"We further hold that the plaintiff’s...

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