A race riot is any riot which occurs due to real or perceived inequality or oppression between members of different races. These riots are normally sparked by an isolated incident that is representative of a history of perceived abuses. A race riot can also be instigated by members of the more powerful racial group, typically when the historically weaker racial group moves towards equality.
During the Atlanta raceriot that occurred September 22-24, 1906, white mobs killed dozens of fls, wounded scores of others, and inflicted considerable property damage.
Such conditions caused concern among elite whites, who feared the social intermingling of the races, and led to an expansion of Jim Crow segregation, particularly in the separation of white and fl neighborhoods and separate seating areas for public transportation.
The riot contributed to the passage of statewide prohibition and fl suffrage restriction by 1908.
The Tulsa RaceRiot, also known as the 1921 RaceRiot, the Tulsa Race War, or the Greenwood Riot, was a large-scale civil disorder confined mainly to the racially segregated Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA in 1921.
During the 16 hours of rioting, over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire, and $1.8 million (nearly $17 million after adjustment for inflation) in property damage.
The Tulsa RaceRiot occurred in the racially and politically tense atmosphere of northeastern Oklahoma, some of which was a growing hotbed of anti-fl sentiment and Ku Klux Klan activity at that time.
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