TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS ASK NAACP TO JOIN MASSIVE MARCH AGAINST P&L DISTRICT OVER DRESS CODE DISCRIMINATION!!!
The P&L Dress code hot mess has defined this year in local race relations and it looks to STILL have an impact in the immediate future.
Check out the text of a petition I've obtained through the MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS asking the upcoming NAACP convention to take part in a grass roots action protesting dress code related discrimination.
NEITHER THE CURRENT COUNCIL NOR THE MAYOR HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROPERLY ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER P&L DRESS CODE POLICY!!!
Large scale civic action was inevitable and part of Kansas City's continued problem with race relations . . .
Here's the text of the petition, TKC TIPSTERS say it'll come in with no less than 1,000 signatures . . .
PETITION REQUESTING THAT THE NAACP JOIN KANSAS CITIANS IN THE LARGEST CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY---NOT AROUND BUT THROUGH— THE POWER AND LIGHT DISTRICT ON JULY 11, 2010To wit, the ongoing P&L District Hot Mess has inspired tonight's . . . TKC PLAYLIST!!!
Despite the demands of numerous African American and Caucasian clergy members that the City of Kansas City enforce its own anti-discrimination laws in the Kansas City Power and Light District, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council has refused to act.
Despite the demands of numerous civil rights leaders and organizations that the Kansas City Power and Light District adhere to city, state and federal anti-discrimination laws, the management and ownership of the Power and Light District have refused to act.
Despite the collective voices of over 500 Kansas Citians who braved forty degree temperatures, high winds and drizzle to march from Kansas City’s City Hall to the Sprint Arena to demand an end to a policy whereby forty percent (40%) of African Americans and almost thirty-six percent (36%) of Hispanics were denied entry into the Power and Light facilities—The City of Kansas City and the management and ownership of the Power and Light District—TOGETHER—have refused to act.
We the undersigned call on the memory of Medgar Evers, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hereby request that America’s preeminent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the "NAACP") either:
1. Change the location of the NAACP 2010 Convention from Kansas City, Missouri to a City that does not condone by inaction racial discrimination against African Americans and Hispanics in a subsidized facility like the Power and Light District, or
2. Join the undersigned clergy, civil rights leaders and regular citizens of Kansas City, Missouri in staging the largest Civil Rights march in Kansas City, Missouri history on July 12, 2010--Not around but through the Kansas City Power and Light District on July 12, 2010.
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