TKC EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH!!! MAINSTREAM MEDIA STRUGGLES TO KEEP THE TOPIC OF RACE AND DISCRIMINATION OUT OF CROWN CENTER FOUNTAIN POLICY DISCUSSION!!!
Let's make it plain . . .
THE OVERWHELMING KANSAS CITY INTERNET CONSENSUS IS THAT THE DECISION TO KEEP THE PUBLIC OUT OF THE CROWN CENTER FOUNTAINS WAS AN EFFORT TO DRIVE AWAY BLACK PEOPLE AND LATINOS!!!
What's unfortunate is that discussion of this fact has been ghettoized on the Internets and mainstream media is suppressing most of these sentiments.
While nobody cares about the opinions of comment troll "N-word Guy" there have been a bevy of more thoughtful insights on this topic from Chuck, J.W. and countless other folks taking both sides of the issue.
LIKE IT OR NOT THE CROWN CENTER FOUNTAIN DECISION HAS AN ELEMENT OF TACIT DEMOGRAPHIC SELECTION (I.E. RACISM) TAINTING THE DEBATE AND WHAT'S WORSE IS THAT KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ATTEMPTING TO KEEP THE SUBJECT QUIET!!!
Remember that TKC TIPSTERS broke this story on Tuesday morning and put it online and on blast before anybody else . . . So we've really seen all sides of the discussion on this blog. Even the proposed boycott.
I'm kinda drowsy this morning so I'm not gonna feign outrage . . . Civil Rights struggles are more important than corporate dictates from companies with paper based (dead tree) biz models slowly going down the tubes.
What's more important . . .
THIS SAD AND KINDA RACIST SITUATION REMINDS US OF MAYOR SLY'S UNFULFILLED PROMISE TO FIND MORE ACTIVITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH AT THE START OF HIS TERM!!!
The Mayor talked about creating alternatives to loitering and MORE THAN A YEAR LATER nothing has materialized from those words but a few press events and absolutely no legislative commitment.
And while Crown Center has the right to do whatever they want on their property . . . The fact is that this effort smacks of discrimination and bigotry aimed at minorities. As much as The Star and other corporate media would like to limit the discussion . . . The fact is, from the start of this hot mess most people suspect ethnic and racial discrimination as part of the decision that motivated Crown Center.
DEVELOPING . . .