Sunday, February 17, 2019

Former employee of ACLU Oklahoma steps forward with allegations of racism and threat from OkEq figure




Note: Hate Trackers is publishing this information just as provided by Candace Liger. The allegations she makes are verbatim to what she brought to us. We've notified two of the ACLU board members mentioned in the material and are offering them the opportunity to refute Liger's version of events. 

Our response to Liger requested further clarification on the threat she alleges, as well as a request that the second party come forward with a statement. We are publishing this piece as a community service to continue the dialogue recently opened in Oklahoma over the employment by the Tulsa County Clerk of a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the intense reactions it has provoked from many people. 




Email to Hate Trackers

Saw your story about Mike Redman. I can absolutely verify his racism and bigotry 

I sent this video to the entire national ACLU staff after I was terminated by the ACLU of Oklahoma and threatened by Mike Redman. 


It's so deep. Another woman of color just left for the same reasons. The board is a joke and Redman is the ringleader.


The information provided with the video has not been edited.

This is the video I sent to the ACLU of Oklahoma staff and board members after my termination and in response to the ludicrous $5,000 severance package offered so I would not ever sue or speak regarding my experiences there. I did not accept the money. It has been one year this month.

Before departing, I remember Ryan Kiesel saying at a team meeting, “We need to remember to also speak about race from a scientific perspective,” as he dished out some handouts about race, brain, and human behavior. In addition to this being one of the whitest things for an organization to ever say when being actively challenged to address race in a real way, I sat at a table of my white co-workers who offered no pushback to the statement. As I sat feeling dehumanized and invisible, I watched the entire table nodding in agreeance and complicit in their silence. This was just another day on the job.

When the ACLU of Oklahoma literally erased the www.FreeTondalaoHall.com, thus also erasing the work of a black woman per typical whiteness, I realized they had no idea what racial justice actually meant---because they have no idea of the ways they perpetuate racism individually and institutionally.

In addition to other specific matters you will hear addressed in this video, I challenged their tactics for engaging communities of color to support the efforts of the Campaign for Smart Justice -- an effort that claims to address racial disparities and mass incarceration--- since their transactional model of community organizing did not resonate with me or the communities I serve. As I watched the progress of the Oklahoma campaign, I am even more aware of how disconnected they STILL are.

The level of anger and disgust I held when I left Oklahoma was heavily influenced by my time working at the ACLU. Although I could uplift some great work contributed by the ACLU, I could not turn my back on the very real ways white supremacy showed up in a place where everyone thinks that being white and not voting for Trump, means that surely they possess no habits of racism.

My self-care began to take a toxic death spiral during my employment. I found myself engaging in an overwhelming amount of emotional labor to articulate my experiences and calm the fuck down. I was tired often, depressed, isolated, and constantly feeling like there was no hope for any of us. Folks like Allie Shinn, who I considered a co-conspirator, held so much silence during this time that she became unrecognizable. Later, because apparently Ryan was too busy sitting at his desk, she was the one who delivered the message to me. Never heard from her since and I like to imagine her actually losing some sleep over the course of the events that occurred. 

I required some hardcore healing. I needed to be around blackness, unapologetic and saturated blackness. I needed to be as far away from the ACLU of Oklahoma as possible for my mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

I want to affirm anyone who is working in the nonprofit/social justice sector as black, POC, GNC, trans, or any other identity that creates space between you and cis-hetero white men, that whatever you experience---IS REAL. YOU ARE NOT CRAZY. YOU ARE MAD FOR A REASON. YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR A REASON. Sure, there are ways to address our triggers in a healthy, productive way--and there are also times when we have to step smooth away from the triggers with a healthy “fuck THIS.”

I received more money in unemployment than what was offered in the severance package. Even if I had not, my freedom and my voice was worth the “ hell no”.

Since that time, I have committed myself to the work in a different way. I realized I no longer wanted to be on the reactive end of activism, but rather now I center my work on restoration, healing, and care (specifically proactive). I’ve had the opportunity to speak with so many amazing POC organizers, movement makers, and revolutionaries who are constantly finding themselves expending so much emotional labor in an attempt to create access, understanding, visibility, empathy, and demand accountability. My work now centers supporting those individuals. So they may be resilient in the fight. Stronger. Healthier. And they also know, they are NEVER alone. 

[Editor's note: Allie Shinn was recently hired by Freedom Oklahoma, which is an organization in Oklahoma City similar to Oklahomans for Equality in Tulsa. Shinn replaced the former director Troy Stevenson as his comments to the gay community and his working with Oklahoma County Republicans created major division leading up to OKC Pride and led to his firing.]  



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Rosa vs. Racism: 'White order' and a jerk named Mike Redman prevent People of Color from presenting concerns at OkEq board meeting

Tulsa activist Rosa Hernandez

An almost all-white Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) met Saturday, February 16th, to discuss board member Sharon Bishop-Baldwin and other image problems.

However, they weren't expecting Rosa Hernandez and her fellow activists to show up unannounced.


Videos were captured off of Facebook with BandCam

As seen in the video, to keep the People of Color under control and remove them from the room, the White Order started talking about their bylaws, as an excuse to silence the non-whites and get them out of the room.

I Don't Care Redman
This so they could discuss...how to be more racially inclusive and address OkEq's systemic racism within the civil rights organization for LGBTQs.

They even had a bull enforcer named Michael C. Redman that not only took "that tone" with the PofC, but actually told them he didn't care about their issue.

His tough guy act was rather comical.

I Don't Care Redman is a Tulsa employment attorney that has served on the OkEq board from 2006 - 2008 and from 2012 to the present.

His legal bio claims an affiliation with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, Member of the Board (2013 to present) and President of the Board (2016).

The ACLU website lists him as president now.

Apparently he didn't learn anything about how to treat People of Color at the ACLU either.

The fact is that particular board has had some trouble of late. A member named David McKenszie - another lawyer - went off on this reporter on December 17, 2018 by making threats over GUESS WHAT? The same damn KKK headquarters that Tulsa County Court Clerk employee Bonnie Kukla visits.

On Facebook I'd posted photos of the new building the Knight's Party was erecting in Arkansas. The Kuklas will be there in April for its grand opening.







McKenzie was kicked off the ACLU board that evening.

That's how Oklahoma rolls. Even the ACLU and equality organizations are led by haters.

  • ACLU board member David McKenzie flakes out, threatens, and uses gay slurs over a story about the KKK.
  • Oklahomans for Equality board member Sharon Bishop-Baldwin defends the KKK causing significant racial tensions.
  • ACLU and Oklahomans for Equality board member Mike Redman treats People of Color like crap during a meeting about the KKK and systemic racism within their organization.  

Good thing I'm not the conspiracy theory type or I'd be handing out a lot of white robes right now.

It's unknown if I Don't Care's actions were an attempt to impress his fellow white board members or if he's unaware that bossy white men can't push People of Color around anymore. But, if you think this person should not be president of the Oklahoma ACLU, due to how he treated People of Color, the state number is 405-524-8511. Their national number is 212-549-2500.

Sharon Baldin-Bishop had her own Facebook mea culpa. Well, sort of. Her "apology" led to her restating she was right, but she just said it to the wrong people at the wrong time. 




Yikes!

After seeing that non-apology, Rosa Hernandez wasn't having it.




Other social media comments allege that Sharon Bishop-Baldwin has had a long, deplorable history of race relations, while some have had issues with the center.




Rosa is a Dreamer, immigration activist, and serves as president of Dream Alliance Oklahoma - Tulsa.

During an attempt to get on the OkEq board last year Rosa posted a bio saying "I am a DACA recipient and native Mexican immigrant. I have been a Tulsa resident since immigrating to the United States at the age of 4. I work closely with the undocumented community here in Tulsa. There is a need for a more diverse representation of the LGBTQ+ community especially in leadership positions. I am the president of Dream Act Oklahoma - Tulsa, a program which housed at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.".

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After falling flat on their faces dealing with real live in-person People of Color, the OkEq board released this statement on their Facebook page:


We the board of Oklahomans for Equality have been meeting regarding recent issues in the organization. We acknowledge Oklahomans for Equality perpetuates systemic racism. Therefore, we commit to combatting it as an organizational priority.

Our first step will be to provide an opportunity to listen to the members of our community as we were rightly called to do. A town hall is being planned. We will release information regarding that as soon as possible. We thank those who have shared their time, emotion, and pain to help us see the need to make this a priority. We are sorry it has taken us this long to get to this point. We as a board are committed to taking an active role in dismantling racism. We look forward to your input at the town hall, particularly voices of LGBTQ+ people of color who have historically been silenced.

Earlier this afternoon Sharon Bishop-Baldwin shared with the board her decision to resign as a director of OKEQ for the good of the organization. The board has accepted her resignation and celebrates her years of service. She is a hero and a champion of marriage equality in the LGBTQ+ community across the state and country. We appreciate her foresight to put the best interests of the organization first.

We acknowledge it has taken an extended period of time to issue this statement. We wanted to be thoughtful and intentional in addressing these issues. We are deeply committed to having full board involvement in a discussion of this magnitude. We invite you to join us on this journey to better understanding.


Apparently, trying to get OkEq to see the light is turning out to be as difficult as ridding the Tulsa County Clerk's office of their Ku Klux Klan problem.

Oklahomans for Equality is located at 621 E 4th St, Tulsa, OK. Their phone number is 918-743-4297.
 


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Oklahomans for Equality admits to problems with systemic racism within their organization, board member Bishop-Baldwin resigns



As KKK infiltration of the Tulsa County Court Clierk's office continues igniting a community, the local LGBTQ organization Oklahomans for Equality has announced that their board member Sharon Baldwin-Bishop has stepped down after creating serious racial tensions.

In a statement posted to Facebook on Saturday the organization said:

We the board of Oklahomans for Equality have been meeting regarding recent issues in the organization. We acknowledge Oklahomans for Equality perpetuates systemic racism. Therefore, we commit to combatting it as an organizational priority.

Our first step will be to provide an opportunity to listen to the members of our community as we were rightly called to do. A town hall is being planned. We will release information regarding that as soon as possible. We thank those who have shared their time, emotion, and pain to help us see the need to make this a priority. We are sorry it has taken us this long to get to this point. We as a board are committed to taking an active role in dismantling racism. We look forward to your input at the town hall, particularly voices of LGBTQ+ people of color who have historically been silenced.

Earlier this afternoon Sharon Bishop-Baldwin shared with the board her decision to resign as a director of OKEQ for the good of the organization. The board has accepted her resignation and celebrates her years of service. She is a hero and a champion of marriage equality in the LGBTQ+ community across the state and country. We appreciate her foresight to put the best interests of the organization first.

We acknowledge it has taken an extended period of time to issue this statement. We wanted to be thoughtful and intentional in addressing these issues. We are deeply committed to having full board involvement in a discussion of this magnitude. We invite you to join us on this journey to better understanding.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Meet the assorted terrorists, Klan members, Nazis, Aryans, and the wannabe school shooter the Kuklas are working with




As we've been reporting, Tulsa County Court Clerk employee Bonnie Kukla and her husband Stephen have visited the Ku Klux Klan headquarters in Arkansas multiple times for the Faith & Freedom Conference. They'll be there again in April, as seen on this flyer distributed by the Knights Party.



The Ku Klux Klan conferences tend to draw the same speakers most years. We thought it would be a timely opportunity to introduce you to the people the Kuklas gather with, break bread with, and burn crosses with.

This IS the company Bonnie Kukla keeps.


THE NAZI THAT WANTS A WHITE HOMELAND

"Every non-White on the planet has to become extinct. We need to remove these minor-league amateur races out of the game, and refine the playoff brackets a bit, if you get my meaning. The whole world is ours, and the only part of the earth that non-Whites should inherit is however much it requires to cover them." — Billy Roper on Blood & Honour Radio

Besides the Klan flyers going around, a notorious Nazi named Billy Roper, who will be there with the Kuklas, has been promoting the gathering on StormFront.org, which is a website devoted to white supremacists.   




Billy Roper is a dangerous white seperatist with a private security force and a desire to change parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma into an ethnic region for white people through a growing group called the ShieldWall Network.

Code named ShieldWall the attempt at a Balkanization of America has already captured huge swathes of Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri with 100 contiguous counties now having a 90%+ white population.

Roper wants to build on that, so he's coming for a chunk of Oklahoma.




The ShieldWall Network plans to keep pushing outward covering an even greater area. Right now the only path they think they can take is into Northeastern Oklahoma.

Some areas are abandoned to minorities; most notably Southern and eastern Arkansas, which have high rates of African-Americans. They want the whites living in those areas to move to the "Homeland" within the ShieldWall's borders. Part of their plan there is to relocate whites from their non-homeland into areas they wish to takeover.

Roper and Friends
Their current strategy has the white nationalist wall moving into the NE Oklahoma partial counties of Ottawa, Mayes, Wagoner, Muskogee, Adair, Sequoyah, Delaware, and all of Cherokee County.

However, that part of the state has a high concentration of Native Americans living on federal trust lands that will slow down their efforts to balkanize part of the Sooner State to where a handful of counties are hostile to the rest of the state.

So, they plan to use force and terror to run people out.

Roper and shields 
Whereas the rest of the ShieldWall encompasses 90%+ white populations the demographics in NE Oklahoma are different, which is why some of those counties are only going to be partially incorporated with the areas containing a higher density of whites being brought inside the wall.

If successful, they'll drive out African-Americans, Indigenous Peoples, and Hispanics, by making living within the borders of the ShieldWall dangerous.

It seems like a stretch, but that's the plan and that plan includes scaring non-whites out of NE Oklahoma with help from their Missouri and Arkansas forces.

Billy Roper
The son and grandson of Klansmen, Roper joined a racist skinhead gang in Arkansas as a teenager in the 1980s, then became a high school history teacher there before launching his adult career as a full-time white nationalist. 

Roper coordinates The ShieldWall Network out of Mountain View, Arkansas in Stone County.

Roper on his own and with his personal guard aren't much of an outfit. He's, mainly, a narcissistic buffoon, who believes he's more powerful than he is.

However, his coordination on behalf of other white nationalist groups to create a movement under the same umbrella where all are working towards common goals is what is causing worry. It's also the only thing Roper has brought to the table.

They want Roper's plan and connections. They don't want him. The Aryans thinks Billy Roper is a punk.

In this ethno-state expansion Roper is merely a tool being used by more powerful groups with lots of members coming from other white nationalist groups from the West Coast and Northeast, who will dispose of him if he doesn't please and perform as he is told.

They're not coming to assist Roper. They're coming to take his plan and dispose of the clown they don't have any respect for.

Down in Texas there are other parties working on making a pathway that links Roper's area to the Gulf Coast, which would give greater resources in a rebel state than what Roper's landlocked area would.

The fact is the Deep South is heavily populated with minorities and those are areas the ShieldWall cannot hope to penetrate, so they're concentrating on the High South, Midwest, and a link to the sea.

South Arkansas with its heavy black population bars a current path to water, so that means ShieldWall must work its way down the eastern part of Oklahoma to connect to white counties in Eastern Texas.

Strategically, the white nationalists have to take Eastern Oklahoma or remain landlocked.

Mainly, the resources coming from Texas would be drugs. The white supremacist groups at the top of this pile are the "Aryan Nations" and the Aryan Brotherhood - and various offshoots. They require drugs to use and to sell to fund their own activities. Roper is in the way of that.

Although the Aryan Nations has declined in recent years there's evidence of a resurgence and it connecting itself with other violent white nationalists and criminal gangs. They are splinter and intersecting groups, so a revival of the Aryan Nations is coming, but under a new yet unknown name.

Billy Roper, the Coordinator of The ShieldWall Network,
gives a speech on September 29th in Texas, at the 2018
ArkLaTex Regional White Unity Conference

Roper is gathering his Nazi army, as meager as it may seem to be at this time. Surely it's one that could be taken down easily by law enforcement tactical teams, but the possibility of innocents being harmed or killed along the way is very high.

To make matters worse, Roper is trying to unite the Nazis, Aryans, Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club, Klan, and Confederates at the League of the South in order to have a bigger force.

To give you an idea of how widespread the problems with white supremacy are in Roper's state, two days ago federal officials claimed there were as many as 5,000 members of the New Aryan Empire in Arkansas.

We've previously reported that Roper has been communicating with mass murderer Dylann Roof, who awaits execution at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN.for his attack on the Charleston church that left nine black people dead.

Bonnie Kukla's friends are not nice people.

Assisting Roper and recruiting on his behalf in Eastern Oklahoma is a young man named Julian Austin Calfy.



THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A SCHOOL SHOOTER

"I'ma bust in shootin don't care wut doin algebra or geometry I'ma teach ur blank TRIGGERnometry." Facebook post by Julian Austin Calfy 

In 2011 sixteen-year-old Julian Austin Calfy decided he was going to launch a Columbine-style attack at his own high school in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Except the attack he was plotting was going to be far worse.

According to court documents on December 6, 2011 Dardanelle Police Chief Monte Sims and Officer Lonnie Moore acting on a tip that Calfy was preparing to launch a terror attack, immediately went to the high school, which has 600 students. The pair had the teen summoned from class. Upon searching Calfy, they found a knife on him. As the boy was on juvenile probation the weapon was a violation, so they took him into custody. He was taken to the police station for questioning.

Calfry during his trial
During the subsequent investigation officers found a binder with details of the Columbine shooting and a map marking the doors of Dardanelle High School with a list of items like chains and locks to secure the doors.

A search of Calfy's home uncovered items that could be used to make explosives inside a box labeled "White Resistance Alliance".

The investigation led to Calfy being charged as an adult for making terroristic threats and possession of explosives.

On February 11, 2014 Calfy entered a guilty plea to the charges and received a 16-year sentence to be served in an Arkansas state penitentiary.

However, when he went up for parole in 2015, Calfy received a deferred parole conditional to his completing a treatment program for violent offenders. He was then released sometime in early 2016.

Prison officials apparently didn't notice their inmate was running around with the Aryan Nations - a violent anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, white supremacist terrorist organization.

After his 2016 release, Calfy, now using the code name Loki, headed to Apple Valley, California where he was made California State Leader of the Confederate Nazi Party.

At that point his social media was being monitored by the Anti-Defamation League where this screen grab was obtained. It's from April 29, 2016.




Sometime in 2017 Calfy returned to his home state and hooked up with Nazi Billy Roper's Shieldwall Network in Arkansas, whose goal is to create a white-ethno state.

Calfy was quickly made the ShieldWall Network Regional coordinator for Western Arkansas. 

On November 24th, 2018, Hate Trackers monitored communications showing  Roper and Calfy had come to Oklahoma to launch a Shieldwall Network Oklahoma Chapter to launch plans to include portions of the state into a white homeland.

We're unsure exactly where that took place, but do know they were interviewing Nazi prospects in order to expand into Eastern Oklahoma.

Hate Trackers has been watching Julian Calfy since he spoke at a Nazi rally on November 10, 2018 at the Arkansas State Capitol. That was sponsored by the Nazi organization called the National Socialist Movement. 

Calfry speaking at the NSM's Little Rock rally
A sample of the communications we monitored ahead of the rally

Many of those rally participants were armed with AR-15's, hand guns, and knives. As Calfy is a convicted felon, his proximity to those weapons is a criminal act. It's certainly a violation of his parole.

Calfy is wearing the white shirt in the photo below. He identified himself as a member of the Aryan Nations and then went into a spiel about the Jewish organization known as the Anti-Defamation League.


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Tulsa County officials circle wagons around their Ku Klux Klan employee, infiltration of county govt by the Invisible Empire will continue


Tulsa's 100-year long love affair with the Ku Klux Klan continues, as county officials have turned to ignoring pleas from worried African Americans and are circling the wagons to protect the white supremacist infiltration into their court system.

The county has decided that Ku Klux Klan member Bonnie Kukla will remain on the payroll.

Tulsa County Clerk Dan Newberry
In corresponding with The Frontier, an investigative journalism site in Oklahoma, Tulsa County Clerk Dan Newberry stated,  “I do not in any way condone or believe that discrimination, based on race, religion or sex, has any place within the workspace.

“At the same time, I and all that work for this office, have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, part of which is the protection of free speech. If at any time I find that someone is not performing their duty to uphold the Constitution the situation would be dealt with according to the offense.”


Commissioner Karen Keith

County commissioner Karen Keith told The Frontier that county lawyers had indicated to her that it would not be possible to fire Kukla based on her alleged KKK membership.“Our hands are tied,” Keith said. “There’s just not much Tulsa County can do.”

That's rather disingenuous as employees around the nation, who have been identified as white nationalists and belonging to hate and extremist groups, have been fired from their jobs in both the private and public sectors.

It's actually a thing these days.

Perhaps Tulsa county officials and their lawyers should look around for guidance from other public employers. They'll see that their excuses are quite lame and they don't need to continue recklessly disregarding public safety and dismissing their black citizens' fear of the Klan.

Just last week in Virginia a capitol police officer was put on leave as the state investigates his association with white supremacists groups.

Tulsa lawyers: It's done all the time. Since your law degrees seem to be failing you, go Google it.

Additionally, Oklahoma is a work at will state. That means employers, including governmental entities, do not need an excuse to terminate anyone's job.

Besides, using the cop outs of free speech and religious liberty ceased being acceptable, when the terrorists at the Ku Klux Klan  conducted their first lynching, their first hanging, their first bombing of a church, and even their noted massacres such as the one they led in Tulsa back in 1921.

Bonnie Kukla is not a Girl Scout. She belongs to an organization that has terrorized African Americans, immigrants, gays, Jews, and others since 1865.

The protected Tulsa County employee is part of a secretive Invisible Empire whose hooded members have murdered thousands of people in America.

In 1920, the Klan operating in Tulsa numbered over 2,000. That was in a city whose population at the time was 72,000.

In 1921 the Tulsa Race Massacre occurred where mobs of white men attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa and proceeded to bomb and torch African American homes and businesses. 35 blocks of Greenwood were destroyed over a two-day period. An estimated 300 blacks were killed and 6,000 arrested.

If that's not terrorism, you tell me what is. If anyone should know it should be you, Tulsa. Or perhaps I should ask Oklahoma City about how terrorism from the lunatic right worked out for them, as Tulsa County doesn't seem to have a grasp of the situation. 

Well, Tulsa leaders, if you don't have the balls to call it terrorism, then call it an ongoing organized criminal gang and toss Kukla out onto the streets for being part of that.

You wouldn't allow a member of ISIS or MS-13 to work in your court offices, would you? No you wouldn't. And you know that. Yet you allow someone that belongs to a far more dangerous terrorist group and criminal gang than either of those two to work for you.

Dylann Roof
The last time I looked, and mind you I'm considered an expert on hate groups and domestic terrorism, neither ISIS or MS-13 members barged into a church in Charleston and murdered nine blacks or stormed into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and gunned down eleven Jews.


That was Bonnie's people.

Mass murderers Dylann Roof and Robert Bowers belonged to white supremacist groups that hate blacks and Jews, just like Bonnie Kukla does. Yet you protect her as a matter of religious liberty.

Where was the religious liberty at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church or the Tree of Life Synagogue?

Where was their right not to die at the hands of cold-blooded white supremacists?

I'll tell you, Tulsa County officials, all that was taken away in a hail of gunfire by the type of people your employee associates with, you duplicitous half wits.


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There's also been word coming out of the Tulsa County Courthouse that Bonnie Kukla has never compromised information, while being employed there.

They're defending her and making excuses for her to keep her job. Imagine that. That's textbook circling the wagons.

It should be noted that until last week, when Hate Trackers broke this story, the seems-to-know-everything-except-what's-happening-beneath-their-noses Tulsa County officials were not even aware of Kukla's hate group affiliation, so it's hard to believe they can so boldly state she's not misused information gained while working for them.

They certainly aren't showing any evidence they know as much as they like to think they know.

Clearly, an audit of Kukla's work is in order and Kukla must be kept from accessing anymore sensitive information until Tulsa County understands the nightmare they're encouraging and can her.

Social media is seeing a flood of posts from concerned citizens upset that their financial and court proceedings may have been compromised and is now in the hands of a hate group. Those fears are rational as the KKK infiltrated city, county, and state governments with their members in order to control and harm.

Stephen Kukla, the court clerk employee's husband who we've documented as singing "Old Rugged Cross" at a cross burning, has told other media outlets they're not card-carrying members of the Klan.

That doesn't pass the smell test, when they attend an annual conference at the KKK headquarters in Arkansas where the pastor there posts things such as the following.

Note: We chose the less graphic ones. So, none of Robb's beloved photos of black men hanging off trees or using a baseball bat to abort a black woman's baby or black children with rifle sights on their head. Those are best left unseen. 

Tulsa County: This is what you're protecting.

Tulsa County: This is what you're protecting.


Tulsa County: This is what you're protecting.


Tulsa County: This is what you're protecting.


The Kuklas will be attending Pastor Thomas Robb's next conference in April. He's listed on the flyer advertising the event to other Klan members. 


Likely, Bonnie will be bringing the potato salad and her husband will be singing at the cross burning, as they're known to do. All while Tulsa County protects them and puts public safety at great risk.   


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tulsa LGBTQ center director Toby Jenkins upset racial controversy leaked out to public, hosts racist tropes and calls for violence against black woman

Toby Jenkins

As racial tensions exploded in Tulsa Wednesday and appear to be continuing into today, Toby Jenkins, the director of Oklahomans for Equality failed to circle the wagons quick enough to keep the racial controversy at his LGBTQ center from spilling over to the public and becoming the subject of news reports.

In a word soup statement posted on the group's Facebook, Jenkins said:

"We regret that the incidents of today were deemed newsworthy. What occurred today was a private matter that, in part, resulted from a disagreement between individuals on social media. One of our constituents arrived at the center as a result of the disagreement, and unfortunately, a conversation regarding the initial social media post was unable to occur. We know this has left our constituents concerned and confused. Oklahomans For Equality is committed to an internal and organization-wide examination of leadership and programs to address any bias.
This incident highlights an intersection of social justice issues that are faced by the multitude of our diverse constituents. We are committed to having a productive dialogue going forward as to what we can do, proactively, to address and confront the systemic injustices that exist in our communities. We are a group that seeks to lift one another up. Today’s unfortunate situation does not reflect the care and support that we seek and see in our community every day.
We appreciate the concern of our community and thank you for your continued support and understanding. We know that for many of you this is a safe place in which you have invested many precious hours and generous donations.
If you have been impacted emotionally by this event, please feel free to reach out to OKEQ to access our mental health resources.
The center is open to the community and facilities have been restored. Programs will meet as regularly scheduled. OKEQ did not file charges."

Jenkins appears to have wanted to silence the growing scandal of one of his board directors defending a Ku Klux Klan member's rights and his own rude and dismissive behavior towards a Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist.

BLM activist Shay White was protesting the center yesterday over her belief that they have a history of racial non-inclusion and that the position taken by board member Sharon Baldwin-Bishop was hurtful towards African Americans.

This story really begins last week, when Hate Trackers exposed a Tulsa County Court Clerk employee named Bonnie Kukla as being a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Tulsa white supremacists bombed scores of
African American homes and businesses, while
massacring hundred in 1921.  
The fact that the Tulsa county government is employing a white supremacist isn't setting well with an African American Community that has been the target of a KKK-driven massacre and seen the gunning down of an unarmed black man by a white Tulsa police officer named Betty Shelby, who got away with her murder of Terence Crutcher on the streets of Tulsa.


White ended up vandalizing the center, but only after her concerns were ignored and Jenkins treated her dismissively as seen in this video.



Midway through White's protest Jenkins ordered a Tulsa Fox news affiliate away from the center and refused to respond to press inquiries. Board member Sharon Baldwin-Bishop has also decided to remain silent after stirring up racial tensions.

The pair also refused to speak with The Gayly, an LGBTQ newpaper that covers Oklahoma.

However, Jenkins desire for an internal cover up failed and the incident was the subject of several news reports, including ours. Hate Trackers watched the entire incident unfold on a Facebook live stream being broadcast by White.

Although the Facebook videos have been removed, we filmed the streams as they happened using a screen capture program. Those videos can be found in our original report and on our YouTube Channel.

Jenkins' Oklahomans for Equality describes itself as seeking "...equal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and families through intersectional advocacy, education, programs, alliances, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center."

White was upset over the civil rights organization's board member advocating on social media of the need to protect the rights of people in the Ku Klux Klan over those of African Americans and justifying her stance by comparing the rights of the white supremacist group - who blacks with good reason consider a terrorist organization - with those of  LGBTQs.






Sally Kern
That echoed statements made in past years by the infamous homophobe Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern, who also conflated gays with terrorists.

During her tenure with the Oklahoma legislature Kern not only targeted gays, but blacks as well.

One racially charged speech she made led to her censure by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Baldwin-Bishop's conflation of gays with the terrorists within the Ku Klux Klan, who have murdered over 3,000 African Americans, was perceived as quite disingenuous to People of Color with many of White's supporters stunned that the board member would dismiss the feelings of African Americans and defend a white supremacist's rights above theirs.

One is an oppressed group, while the other is a deadly terrorist group that remains dangerous to blacks.

Thus, BLM activist Shay White, who has volunteered and donated to the center while seeking to change its dealings with People of Color, launched her protest at the Dennis R. Neil Equality Center where Jenkins runs his non-profit.

That protest ended up with the center being vandalized and White being taken into custody by Tulsa police.

Jenkins has also allowed some extremely horrible remarks to be lodged at Shay White on his personal Facebook page.

Jenkins' friend Brian Russell of Ozark, Arkansas referred to the black woman as an "ignorant little bitch" and her behavior as akin to that of an animal - a description racists, including those in the KKK, are known to use against black people, who they perceive as being less than human.   

You'll note that when HT did a screen capture of this racist and misogynist post it had already been up on Jenkins' Facebook for five hours. Instead of deleting the vile comments waged towards a frustrated black woman, Jenkins allowed the racist tropes to remain on his social media.

Calling black people dumb and stupid are typical tropes of racists wanting to dehumanize African Americans. JP Hicks decided to take that approach as well. 



A white man named Les Bur seems to think that a black person must be physically assaulted as a prior condition to be taken into custody. He wanted the black woman tackled - that is assaulted - before being cuffed. 



The incendiary posts Jenkins is allowing on his social media may be leading to a call for violence against the black activist.

This morning Shay White posted on her Facebook "I am no longer accepting friend requests as I have been receiving death threats since yesterday."

At the time of this article's publication Jenkins and Oklahomans for Equality have not reached out to black Tulsans in an effort to tackle what is clearly some significant problems within the organization.

Meanwhile, other civil rights organizations, such as We the People Oklahoma, aren't trying to hide their activities and are instead calling for the immediate firing of Bonnie Kukla - the Ku Klux Klan member working in the Tulsa County Clerk's office.

It's becoming increasingly clear that Toby Jenkins, Sharon Baldwin-Bishop, and Oklahomans for Equality need to sit down and listen to the experiences and feelings of African-American Tulsans.

That conversation is way past due.

It's stunning that many whites are more determined to stand with the Klan and protect their rights, while condemning a black woman for being frustrated over it.

Blacks can't speak, overturn tables, or kneel because no matter what they do many whites will exercise the white supremacy they think isn't in them to make non-whites the bad guys and try to silence them. Just as being done in this case.

They're once again telling blacks they're out of line and to remember their place.

Some of those "constituents" are better defined as deplorables and clearly need to put on blue MAGA hats.


OF RELATED NOTE: Last year in Oklahoma City Troy Stevenson, the director of Freedom Oklahoma - an organization similar to Oklahomans for Equality - was fired after joining with Republicans to try to sabotage the OKC Pride Parade. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Racial tensions explode in Tulsa as county court clerk protects Ku Klux Klan member, LGBTQ center gets vandalized by BLM activist

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa Oklahoma

UPDATE: A review of Toby Jenkins' Facebook page shows the Oklahomans for Equality director is allowing an all-white lynch mob to gather and degrade the black woman involved in this story. We're seeing comments like this where a white man is actually referring to a black woman as an animal.


Brian Russell of Ozark, Arkansas

The company you keep, Jenkins. The company you keep.