Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Mostly Racist J.C. Nichols Kansas City Legacy

The life and times of the dude who pioneered restrictive racial real estate covenants in Kansas City: J.C. Nichols: Controversial Community-Builder

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Nichols didn't want niggers around him either. They murder people, ya know?

Anonymous said...

Turns out, J. C. was one hundred per cent dead on.

Anonymous said...

anti-semite

Anonymous said...

J.C. Nichols was a ku-kluxer and an antisemite.

I'm a Jew. If I ever come across a statue of that motherfucker, I intend to piss on it. Would be extra nice if his descendants came by to watch.

Anonymous said...

J.C. Nichols was a ku-kluxer and an antisemite.

I'm a Jew. If I ever come across a statue of that motherfucker, I intend to piss on it. Would be extra nice if his descendants came by to watch.

Anonymous said...

Nichols would have fit in among the commenters on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Nichols was Jewish you idiot.

Anonymous said...

A great, intelligent, and prescient man.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will, but Nichols is about the only property in town that doesn't look like a section 8 dive. He must have done something right.

Anonymous said...

5:19: If he was Jewish why did his developments have restrictive covenants against Jews?

Dible's didn't have these covenants, which opened the way for his success.

Anonymous said...

J.C. Nichols didn't want to see his grandmother and her friends shot at point blank range with a 12 gauge shot gun.

WOW... what a scoundrel.

Anonymous said...

I have a copy of the covenants for out HOA before they were amended and there is no mention on Jews.
There is a mention about Negroes.

Anonymous said...

God bless JCN. He was a keen gentleman. And his most restricted properties are the nicest areas of KC nearly 100 years later. Coincidence? Hardly.

Anonymous said...

4:43 you need to emigrate to Israel so you can focus your hatred on people that hate Jews.

Anonymous said...

It looks like we're both correct as far as restrictive covenants go. According to http://forum.realbrides.info/index.php?topic=25170.0;wap2

"J.C. Nichols relied on restrictive covenants to control the uses of the lands in the neighborhoods he developed. Most of the covenants restricted the lands to residential uses, and contained other features such as setback and free space requirements. However, homes in the Country Club District were restricted with covenants that prohibited African Americans and Jews from owning or occupying the homes, unless they were servants. Nichols did not invent the practice, but he used it to effectively bar ethnic minorities from living in his properties during the first half of the century. The practice was commonplace in the real estate industry during Nichols' time; the rationale of restricting the land to whites was to preserve property values, which reflected the widespread racist attitudes of the time. It is important to note, however, the J.C. Nichols was the first of his contemporaries to stop the practice of barring Jews from home ownership."

So it appears he used the for a while and then stopped restricting Jews from buying in his developments.

It's not likely he was Jewish as his funeral was held at the Country Club Christian Church.