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Education key to post-racial society, breaking up segregation in Tulsa, forum panelists say

Education is the key to unlocking a post-racial society nationally and in Tulsa, a city still segregated even with progress made from the blight of the Tulsa Race Riots in 1921. Those were key themes revisited throughout a Tulsa Race Relations Forum on Tuesday evening at the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation.

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We discuss the documentary "Hate Crimes in the Heartland"

Since its premiere, the film documentary Hate Crimes in the Heartland has been used to spark awareness of and discussions about diversity, inclusion and justice, issues communities across the country are grappling with.

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JCRC to Present Award-Winning Film “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” at the JCC

“This film is remarkable for its relevance to the present day unrest over issues of race locally and nationally,” said Sarah Weiss, JCRC Executive Director.

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The past, remembered

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Rachel Lyon’s “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” (2014) examines these two events, occurring more than 90 years apart, and what they say about the volatile racism in our society.

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Church hosts film in effort to spark discussion on race

More than 90 years after the fires from the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot were extinguished, a metaphorical cloud of smoke seems to linger still, casting a shadow on America’s heartland.

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Exposing RACE In America’s “Racialized” Media & Culture By The Producers Of Hate Crimes In The Heartland

Hate Crimes in the Heartlandis a crucial film for today. This is not only about black history: From city streets and dark jail cells to the bright lights of the gigantic crime-media business...

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GlobalGrind Sits Down With “Hate Crimes In The Heartland” Producers To Talk Connection Between Race & American History (EXCLUSIVE)

In 2012, two filmmakers set out to unearth America’s hidden holocaust against its own people — The 1921 Tulsa Race Riots...

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“Hate Crimes In The Heartland” Reveal Hate Crimes Have Increased Since Obama’s Presidency

Every day the news is saturated with crimes painted to look like self-defense, justifiable, accidental and necessary by those who have participated and committed the offenses.

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What Do Tulsa Race Riots & Present Day Racism Have In Common? Everything

Few know that Jim Crow America saw a wealthy black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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