It’s not just Tulsa: A Brief American History of White-on-Black Massacres

Kelly Scaletta
13 min readJun 1, 2021

The centennial of the Tulsa massacre has brought a lot of attention to the tragedy that killed more than 800 people and destroyed the wealthiest Black town in America, known as Black Wall Street.

Many Americans have brought up how they never knew of this tragedy. I was one of them. I learned about it after the first episode of HBO’s The Watchmen. It got me to wondering how many more massacres there were that aren’t told in our history books.

Kelly Scaletta

I write for several outlets as an NBA analyst, including Bleacher Report, FanRag, Dime, BBallBreadown and RealBallInsiders. My political views are my own.