Sunday, February 26, 2017

COMING SOON: KANSAS CITY RACISM HISTORY CONVERSATION!!!



Right now, let's look at the big picture amid ongoing culture war frustration and constant debate in the context of a system that many people think is rigged.

Here's info on a local talk from a rising star scribe that covers everything from recent shootings, current political trends and the legacy of hateration that governs our voting structures today.

Take a peek:

Racism in Kansas City Book Talk at Prospero's

Garrett S. Griffin, the author of "Racism in Kansas City: A Short History," will speak on the origins of the book and troubling current trends in white thought in KC and elsewhere.

His book is a study of Kansas City’s darkest moments—slavery, the border war, the Civil War, bombings of black homes, lynchings, the segregation of neighborhoods and schools, the civil rights struggle, the Black Panther movement, the 1968 race riot, assassinations in the 1970s, the infamous Missouri v. Jenkins U.S. Supreme Court case, and the racial inequities that still plague Kansas City today. Threaded throughout Racism in Kansas City are stories of those who fought ardently against racist policies—and won.

The book's foreword was written by Alvin Brooks.

Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event. Or you can buy one in advance today at Prospero's.

Learn more about the book by visiting The Racism in Kansas City: A Short History Facebook page (give us a Like) or reading the book description.

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Prospero's Books
1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Or, you could go across the street and enjoy mardi gras like everyone else.

Maybe call it a draw and do both.

Anonymous said...

You better be armed whatever you do.

Anonymous said...

Why is d'bronx dangerous now.

Anonymous said...

You people need to quit electing blacks and shit. The more you do for them the more you are racist!

Retro ROCKER said...

BLACK'S BECOME ENTREPRENEURS AND DONATE TO THE POLITICIANS THAT WANT TO KEEP THE PEOPLE DUMB DOWN

Anonymous said...

Yep, raaaaysisum.

Sage Steele at ESPN, Charles Barkley, Allen West, David Clarke, Thomas Sowell, & more spoke of black on black racist attitudes and acts.

When I was a kid, some in Latin cultures portrayed "whiteness" to be decidedly desirable. Comments like, "My babies/grandkids/all MY SIDE has the (fill in the blank with a known Europa villa in your circle or say something like Seville, Madrid, or Castillian) features". Straight or looser curled tresses##pale shades of brown to blonde hair##blue, green, and light brown eyes##slender nose##almond shaped eyes##medium full lips##and very light tan to WHITE BRIGHT DAY AND NIGHT!!! Sunscreen, hats, and patio umbrellas were abuela's friends.

Anonymous said...

I saw enough racism on this authors Facebook page to tell me this isn't a book taking a fair look at fucking anything.

He's fucking more bent than that asshole Shithouser.

Anonymous said...

6:37 ^^^Last paragraph: was meant to say in Mexican cultures, or more like in the Hills and 'Dales of Dotte

Anonymous said...

Negroes are genetically inferior and not human. Science has proven it.

Well, that's the end of that discussion.

Anonymous said...

Daz right! Almost all white people in KCMO are racists! Dez movin in next door and zhit!

Anonymous said...

So, those mobs on the plaza on warm spring and summer nights are....what, white folks fault?

Smatch KC said...

You know, other than a few haters. This is the only honest discussion I've seen of this book. At least it gets people talking about the topic rather than just patting each other on the back and heaping praise on so many leaders who have failed.

Anonymous said...

6:37 I knew a woman from New Mexico who was descended from one of the original Spanish names. She was super hot and looked about 10 years younger than her real age. I would have so hit that if circumstances were right. She hated the way the immigrants were fucking up the Spanish language.

Anonymous said...

Can't judge a book by its cover?

Jeffrey said...

I guess the story of the woman who was raped in her home--just went away...