"How 24 Hours of Racist Violence Caused Decades of Harm"

May 28, 2021

The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 injured souls, claimed lives, ruined property, and demolished an entire community. Indeed, the damage suffered by the Black citizens of Greenwood took on many forms -- and this suffering went on for decades. Is it possible even to calculate the economic loss that Greenwood endured due to this terrible tragedy, and if so, how could such a tally be arrived at? As the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre approaches, many are wondering about these questions. Our guest is Jason Long, an economic historian at Wheaton College. He's the co-author of a recent article in The Atlantic titled "How 24 Hours of Racist Violence Caused Decades of Harm."