Tom Hanks Calls the Tulsa Race Massacre a “Tragic” Omission From History “How different would perspectives be had we all been taught about Tulsa in 1921, even as early as the fifth grade?” Hanks asked in a New York Times op-ed published Friday. Biden embraces symbolism, but substance on some issues proves more difficultBiden came to office with an abiding belief in the potency of symbols and in the ability of a president’s utterances to influence not just policy, but the course of a nation. First Thing | Joe Biden calls for US to confront its past in TulsaOn the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, Biden became the first sitting president to visit the site America is finally acknowledging the Tulsa race massacre. The next step is reparations | Akin OllaThe US owes African Americans reparations for Tulsa – but also for slavery, and countless other lynchings and race massacres, and Jim Crow Tom Hanks denounces 'whitewash curriculums' that omit Tulsa Race Massacre from history booksTom Hanks is encouraging people to get educated on the Tulsa Race Massacre, which he says is Tom Hanks urges Americans to learn about Tulsa Race MassacreTom Hanks is urging Americans to learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, and urged schools to stop efforts to "whitewash" American history. Tom Hanks urges US educators to teach students about Tulsa race massacreActor writes in New York Times that he ‘never read a page of any school history book’ about 1921 massacre Opinion | Tom Hanks: All Americans Should Learn About the Tulsa Race MassacreSchools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation.