IS A KANSAS CITY YEAR ROUND PLAZA FLASH MOB CURFEW RACIST?!?
The sordid topic of race relations is on blast today at City Hall as extending Kansas City's entertainment district curfew to a year-round regulation was under discussion and then delayed by three weeks.
Council Lady Maracson sponsored the ordinance but didn't really seem enthusiastic about defending it.
More than anybody else . . .
Council Dude Jermaine Reed attacked the curfew and noted that every single one of the curfew citations have been given to African-American teens.
Councilman Sharp doesn't think the year round curfew extension is necessary
Meanwhile . . . Council dude Brooks claims that African-Americans have never felt welcomed on The Plaza . . . Did we mention that he drives a Lexus?
Finally . . . Mayor Sly seems supportive of the year-round curfew but not of racism which is typical of his equivocation on most controversial subjects.
And now . . .
THE QUESTION GOES OUT TO THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY: IS A YEAR-ROUND KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA CURFEW RACIST?!?!
Sadly, we're expecting some really racist responses from people who seem mostly powerless . . . But the subject is still worthy of consideration given that City Hall is now forced to step in and do a job that many KCMO parents seem unable and unwilling to undertake.
LINKS . . .
Teen curfew sparks talk of race, The Plaza
Plaza curfew under consideration
KCMO Youth Register for Mayor's Nights 2013
Sadly, more discussion of the issue has been delayed by three weeks but will remain a hot topic as the Summer approaches.
DEVELOPING . . .