TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY'S ONGOING HOMICIDE PROBLEM DEFIES RACIAL STEREOTYPES!!!
So often local media and haters on the Internets have a way of bullying Kansas City's conversation about violence and murder. Stereotypes and false assumptions often rule our perceptions regarding one of this town's most important challenges.
Luckily . . .
RECENTLY, A TKC READER UNCOVERED SOME IMPORTANT EVIDENCE WHICH DEFIES OUR PERCEPTIONS REGARDING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE NUMBERS!!!
Take a look at this comparative analysis of Kansas City homicide numbers with a former U.S. murder capital that has now improved their situation.
Dr. Ernest Evans Explains . . .
"Right now KCMO is at 89 homicides for 2012--compared to 88 at this time last year. Washington, DC, a city with between 50% and 100% more people than KCMO (Depending on whether you count the huge number of people who live there year round but are not legal residents), is at 70 homicides for 2012--compared to 93 at this point in 2011. And, another important point: DC is a city that is 65% black; so all of the commentators on your blog who routinely blame KCMO's homicide surge in its black neighborhoods in the past four years on the alleged inferiority of black culture have a big problem to explain: How come DC's black neighborhoods are doing a fine job of keeping crime down?"
The analysis of Dr. Evans is important because it relies on DATA AND FACTS to reveal that Kansas City's homicide dilemma isn't so easily explained and requires careful consideration beyond reactionary rhetoric.
DEVELOPING . . .