Quote of the Day | June 20, 2019

“I’ve seen many of you on Facebook posting about your kids, their accomplishments, how proud you are to be their parents. Until you see their face when you look at these numbers; until you see your child being treated suspiciously; until you see your child being deemed dangerous to the point of the use of force simply as a result of expressing common human emotions and frustrations, you do not feel this urgently enough.”

-Tyrance Billingsley, speaking to the Tulsa City Council about the city’s large racial disparities in juvenile arrests [Tulsa World]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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