President Joe Biden is receiving criticism for choosing to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Massacre but not the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday, according to The Daily Wire.
“I met with survivors of the Tulsa Massacre this week to help fill the silence. Because in silence, wounds deepen. And, as painful as it is, only in remembrance do wounds heal,” Biden tweeted from his presidential Twitter account on June 6, the anniversary of D-Day.
The anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, which was a racially motivated riot pointed at the Black residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was May 31 – June 1.
At the time that the Commander-in-Chief posted about the Tulsa massacre none of his official accounts, @POTUS, @JoeBiden, or @WhiteHouse had made mention of the anniversary of D-Day.
For the sake of perspective, the egregious 1921 assault on people of color in the deep south resulted in an estimated 150–200 Black individuals deaths, and the death of 50 White people. There were also an estimated 800 injuries in what was undoubtedly an awful stain on American history.
D-Day, however, resulted in the confirmed deaths of 4,414 Allied troops and more than 9,000 wounded or missing. An estimated 4,000 and 9,000 German troops were killed.
The year 2021 isn’t Biden’s first brush with confusion over the allied invasion of Normandy, however, As Fox News reported in May 2020 when the now-president confused D-Day with the December anniversary of the invasion on Pearl Harbor.
Biden said at the time that his home state of Delaware “declared our independence on December the 7th, by the way. And it’s not just D-Day.”