Saturday, July 01, 2017

TKC SATURDAY MUST SEE!!! TWO WHITE HIPSTERS EXPLAIN KANSAS CITY 'TROOST WALL' DURING URBAN EXPLORING LUNCH!!!



Sorry, I don't have any patience today.

Also, just about every resident of Kansas City has heard the story of horrific and institutionalized segregation within local communities accompanied by all of the typical guilt and lamentations but with very few practical solutions about combating the legacy of this practice that has pretty much tainted every aspect of local life.

I guess we should celebrate these hipsters for trying to enlighten their communities, but today it's just really hard for me to congratulate somebody for having lunch on the East side.

To be fair, this mini-movie tackling a touchy subject is well-produced, it's heartfelt and honestly has good intentions that will be completely lost on haters from both sides of Troost.

Here's the intro from Michael Wesch, keynote speaker, anthropologist, digital ethnographer, and national professor of the year: "I decided to go to KC and eat at a fancy place on the Plaza (uncomfortable for me) and then walk with Nathaniel Bozarth to a place on Prospect Ave for a second meal (even more uncomfortable). Along the way we explore the making of the Troost Wall and the history of structural racism in KC."

Now, take a bit of time to check the movie that's lighting up social media in Kansas City:



Inspiration and a question for our blog community . . .

Is this movie blissfully naive, far too earnest or accurate in its depictions of Kansas City???

Of course there will no shortage of reflex and reactionary hateration but at the very least the clip deserves serious consideration because the moviemakers address this sordid subject matter by bringing their perspectives into mix and offering a glimpse at ground level gut reactions to historical divisions that define Kansas City.

You decide . . .

54 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It is an important video. Thank you for sharing it.

It's not about lunch but about getting down to the street level and showing people what institutional racism really looks like.

These two deserve an award for this video and I only wish more news organizations would perform journalism like this!

Grz said...

Not a bad vid. Agree that some of it comes off to overwrought but we're not just talking about KC history, it's the history of the nation and I think that idea needs to come into play more often when we talk about historic segregation.

Anonymous said...

More info than the previous video about Sly and I like the history of KC. Is it going to change the world? No, but it's good that KC history is still being explored.

Anonymous said...

Tony, I have no idea if you interested in the Brittany Mallinson case or not, but google and casenet are your friends if you are.

Anonymous said...

I may not agree with all of their points but they got out there and did some real reporting and shared a few facts. Much better than somebody like Kraske who is just making up his silly opinions as he goes along because of some article he read at a better website.

Anonymous said...

Coons live east of troost because that's where their government checks and section eight houses are. Effing idiots

Anonymous said...


KC can only wish we had a wall along Troost --the Plaza and Westport might actually be safe..

Build that Wall!

Anonymous said...

And now the Streetcar is the new Troost Wall for white people who think buses are for people of color and not them.

Anonymous said...

The buses are for the blacks dummy! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Those two guys should buy a house on College Ave or Benton Blvd and then see how they feel about racism, because boy will they experience it. Every city has Troost dividing line. It is a natural progression between people who want to live peacefully and those that do nothing to improve their surroundings and in fact, actively make their environment worse. If you filled Mission Hills with black people and gave them each a billion dollars so they weren't in poverty it would be a war zone ghetto within two years. There would still be tons of crime, murders, and the properties would go to shit. There would be an Escalade parked in every yard though. There is absolutely no excuse for not having a job today if you don't have some disability. And no I'm not counting being black as a disability. It might not be the job you want but there is no excuse for being unemployed. Yet go east of Troost and look at all of the able-bodied people smoking weed and chilling in the middle of day when everyone else is at work. They want the good life but don't want to exert any effort whatsoever to attain it.

Anonymous said...

Glad we could find another way to make blacks victims. Problem is we have been inviting them to sit at the adult table for years and they refuse to wash their hands.

Anonymous said...

Wow your good and too the point

Anonymous said...

Come over to some of West Dotte's decent race diverse hoods. The mid to larger ranches in this 40+ yrs ago built area has been better than is perceived by the biased from all races. The absolute worst and ONLY filth and lawlessness was from TWO white trash clans (jungle lawns and family fights were the least of it) during our 30 yrs. in this 8 block subdivision with larger yards (all over an acre-some one and a half). We scrammed their crim, rotten, lazy asses OUT!

Most any GREAT AMERICANS will live, work, pray, and play where others are genuinely respectful of each other.

Anonymous said...

They need to prove how non racist they are by eating a black chicks pussy. Oh, they're gay.

Anonymous said...

The fundamental mistake that these guys and every other race apologist makes is thinking that black people are just white folks with dark skin. That is just not the case. There are obvious differences in behavior, aptitude, attitude that is not just skin deep. It is more than culture. Look at blacks around the world and you see the same thing. Always at the bottom of civilization.

It is that which must never be spoken of... but that everyone knows.

Byron Funkhouser said...

12:04, what does it say about white people that they think they had the right to invade every continent on the planet, & institute a pogrom of ethnic cleansing on the indigenous peoples every where?

Did the blacks invade this continent, or Australia or Africa? Did the blacks wage two World Wars?

You're a European talking about this country as if it were yours. The white countries are in Europe. If you're not a "Native American", then you're not an American. In fact, we say Native American because the logic of calling ourselves Americans has never actually worked.

Einstein said that racism was a uniquely white man's illness.

"Manifest Destiny" was the belief that this land, with someone else on it, was given to us by God.

Racism is mental illness. You can apologize, & rationalize, that all you want, but you'll probably continue to judge an entire race by the actions of the criminals of that race, while not holding any other races to the same standard of judgement.

Tracy Thomas said...

This was an excellent short. I recommended it to be played this Nov. at the Ks. Intl Film Festival.

But, I've learned my lesson. I could not send Tony's link, because of the racist troll haters posting anonymously. So I just sent the YouTube link to the festival producers for their consideration.

Tony, I urge you to find these men and encourage them to submit their film properly to KIFF.com.

And when there is an important topic, like this, is it possible to shut off anonymous comments, just for one particular post? You had to know this was gonna draw out the anonymous crowd. Isn't your site popular enough that ON OCCASION you could monitor it or block Anon posts?

Just asking. You made a different today by posting it. But I can't share it via your site, due to the haters.

Silverback Sly said...

Tracy gets butthurt by truth...and probably black cock

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Tracy
Does it make me a racist in your mind to ask this question?
Why is it all the do gooder white liberals always demand that white neighborhoods be integrated with black people but never black neighborhoods integrated with white people?
How about all the liberal guilt people move into trouts and show us how it's done

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Troost

Anonymous said...

@12:29 The Indians were nearly wiped out because they made war with the Whites.The Whites were more cunning and, eventually more numerous. Meanwhile, the Black population in Africa has increased seven-fold since the first Whites arrived."Oppression" in the form of farming and irrigation techniques, food , medicine, and education. LOL !

Anonymous said...

So it's whitey's fault. Again.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, what do your panties look like today? Are you wearing a matching brassiere over your luscious breasts?

Tracy Thomas said...

1:10 sylvestor
First ,thanks for signing, even if it is a nom de plume.

I left 33rd and Karnes, and my office at 31st and Main, not because I have an issue with black people but because of CRIME.
The KCPD could not keep me safe.

I've marched for civil rights, once joined a black church, have black friends, served on the board of the Urban League, and registered black voters in 1968. So don't go there.

As the film describes the issue, systemic racism is not intentional, it's a result of what I call enlightened self interest--I had to move to keep from being killed. I had to protect and build MY nestegg, which, as a single woman, would not have happened had I moved close to Troost.

The Chief of Police Norman Caron told me in 1974 he could not keep me safe on Janssen Place, and that if I was not willing to buy a gun and USE it, I should move.

On Karnes Blved, there was also an unmanaged unmonitored Simpson House, a halfway house for recovering women across the street, with drunk angry pimps screaming "Stella!" all hours of the night, trying to get their alcoholic prostitutes to come back to the life. Even my fiance who looked like Mr. Clean was fearful of walking our dog at night.

Anonymous said...

Ok Byron. We know how stupid and full of shit you are. Breathe deeply, you fucking retard, and try to calm down.

Anonymous said...

I'm never going to apologize for something I didn't do, NEVER, and I'm sure ass hell never going to feel bad about it either so quit trying to white shame everybody because it's not going to work!

Anonymous said...

Actually if you research the Blue Valley collection of the Library you realize how historically inaccurate most narratives co concerning Troost.
Most blame JC Nichols , ,absolutely incorrect.
The Troost divide began with the rise of the Southern Democrat movement.
Many neighborhoods were multicultural, they were divided my economic disparity.
The SD began ushering in segregation, in KC , an imaginary line was,drawn at 27th street.
Neighborhoods along Troost were still predominantly White till around 69 , a year after the MLK riots.
White flight didn't initially begin untill I-70 and I- 35 began taking out entire neighborhoods.
When Truman Med was taking property by eminent domain ,ruthless Realtors began buying houses from desperate homeowners for pennies , and charging displaced black homeowners very high interest rates.
1926 HydePark established the city's first white only covenant , they also fought multi family housing.
Hyde Park today is still predominantly White ,and its homes association to this very day has had only1 black board memberin its history

Anonymous said...

As usual the dummocrats snowflakes did it and now they want everybody to feel bad for their stupidity

Anonymous said...

And pay for their mistakes

Anonymous said...

Now Tracy, why don't you go back to the kitchen and bake some cookies or something. You shouldn't worry about these things. Run along, darling.

Anonymous said...

Tracy Thomas, who was it committing those crimes that made you so unsafe? The Amish? Irish? No? That's why I thought.

chuck said...

The Plaza, the crown jewel of Kansas City, is a midtown outdoor shopping center at 47th Street east of State Line on Ward Parkway. Built in the 1920’s, the Plaza is internationally famous for it’s shopping, dining, and the yearly Art Fair which attracts up to 300,000 people. But, most of all, it is famous nationally for the Plaza Christmas Lights, turned on, with the help of a local or national celebrity and maybe the fuckin Mayor of Kansas City with the help of disaffected "yutes" who will, on occasion, violently attack shoppers in ANY season. Back to the lights. The lights are turned on Thanksgiving night and bathe the Plaza for the next 2 months in traditional Christmas lighting over 2 and 1/2 million square feet of Moorish architecture and enthusiastic taxpayers, imbued with the Yuletide spirit and hopefully good credit.

Pretty remarkable when you think about it. Unless of course, you are intent on self aggrandizing paeans to your subjective, newly crowned thought leaders. With the benefit of smug patronizations born of 20/20 hindsight, smothered in condescension and the transubstantiation of Politically Correct ideology you assign blame to the racists of the past and dog whistle guilt into the present with the standard 'wide brush'.

In the 19th Century this land was a pig farm which employed the fresh intermittently flowing water to help naturally slop swine on their eventual way to slaughter. The subsequent transformation from pig farm to the Crown Jewel in Kansas City Missouri’s tiara, was, in retrospect, an almost ecclesiastical transubstantiation worthy of praise from the pope. The architecture, including bell towers, Moorish tile, buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright, red tile roofs, stucco buildings,beautiful courtyards, antique sculptures and, of course, what the city was famous for, fountains everywhere. Kansas City fancied and refers to itself, as the “City of Fountains”.

"Ironic, we have a dead tree, right behind the Troost sign."

Affective thinkers acquire convenient conclusions, then look for ways to spin a narrative into subjective reality, which, then, in turn, if you disagree with, makes you a racist.

If, as the filmmakers would have you believe, that this story, has no bad guys and is about the "Social Construction Of Reality", then here is a reality they left out.

19 Trillion "Reparation" dollars has been taken from tax payers since the advent of Civil Rights Laws. We have nothing to show for "Affirmative Action", quotas, endless set asides, front of the line give-aways to unqualified, unready, unwilling and ungrateful minorities who live off of the dole and have, still and forever, will demand more and more money and privilege while feeding the malevolent narrative of hatred from Progressives who make bank off of the dead, wounded and dispossessed on both sides of the issue.

chuck said...

When is the fuckin sun set on these laws, these racist laws which discriminate against the white minority who only makes up .08% of the world population and is in decline here in the US? When does it end? Will our great great great grandchildren sit and listen to drivel like this while the government exerts ever more pressure to dismantle civilization into a Detroit-South Africa-Newark type dystopia in order for white Progressives to "Feel Good" while they drown yet again in their ethnomasochistic ignorance?

By the way, Europe was the birth place of mankind.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/22/europe-birthplace-mankind-not-africa-scientists-find/

Be that as it may, the end of special programs, which manufacture excuses for blacks, votes for the left, which in turn provides sinecure, power and money for Progressives, is exactly why there are urban abattoirs all over America.

Crime is committed, not caused and the lion's share of it, is committed by blacks.

THAT is why white people, work, slave and hump their fuckin asses to get away from the inner city.

This film, sorry Tracy, is an obscure, run of the mill, film that consists of "Victimization Claptrap" which is categorically refuted by the truth, by facts.

End Affirmative Action and all programs which discriminate against white people.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are Guilty of White Flight Miss Tracy

Anonymous said...


there's NO difference between the races --

the reason the NBA is 90% black is just ..y'know..co-incidence.

Anonymous said...

Oh. I thought it was 100% black. Negro Basketball Association, right?

Anonymous said...

Watch and learn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_a7dQXilCo

Anonymous said...

KCMO is beyond the point of no return.

Nothing but a miracle can reverse the course at this point and even that's doubtful.

Anonymous said...

Good things can be said of virtually every group or civilization on earth. This is unsurprising, given the fact that everyone on earth is descended from the same small tribe that left Africa 100,000 years ago. East Asians are such decent, advanced people they are comparable to Whites.

Unsurprisingly, they only diverged from the White race 40,000 years ago. There is only one group nothing good can be said about, there is only one group completely unrelated to the rest of the human race, and that is the Black African. There is enough genetic variation between Blacks and non-Blacks that any objective scientist, classifying us like they would classify various animal species, would label us different species.

On one side humans, on the other Blacks.

There is enough phenotypic, common sense variation, that again it is an insult to categorize Blacks among the human race. They are nothing like us and they never will be; they are worse in every way. Call them orcs, or trolls, devils, or whatever you like — they are not human.

Silverback Sly said...

Bravo,Chuck

Nostrdamnus for our willfull impercipience said...

Here is what everyone might think about, if, we want to extrapolate on the unambiguated evidence, that is now, right in front of our faces, whether we like it or not.

There is a very, very good chance, that if these guys havn't been murdered by blacks in the next 20 or so years, that, they can make another film about how bad white people are to black people and film it on the Plaza, where, anchor retailers have abdicated to the west, where white people have fled, where more and more liberal policies leave this once mighty retail location, on it's knees, supplicating before new demographic-rainbow-diversity rulers, who rule over empty buildings, faded memories, and pictures on walls of better times. They can blame whitey for the destruction of the Plaza, because he wouldn't stay and take his beatings, rapes and murders in the name of "White Guilt".

It will be a hell of a local documentary, just like this one. Excuses will be made, truth will be twisted and the same old narrative of "If we just gave more money to government programs, then everything would be ok and the Plaza would still be here.

Anonymous said...

CLEAR CUT example of a couple of liberals apologizing for their whiteness, who developed a story-line first, and then crafted a video to support their point of view.

Chock full of incorrect information, broad generalizations, slanted viewpoints, all while revealing their own racism.

I'll start taking these 2 guys seriously when Steve Kraske moves from his lily-white J.C.Nichols neighborhood over into the East-side.

Bannister Mall said...

I used to be really nice.

Allen G. said...

The video is really great. I am glad the filmmakers took a risk and put it out there. In the comments we see some people have great hope for the area and for Kansas City. And then we see the hate that is out there. There is racism in Kansas City and it's effects are just as detrimental as all of the violence and shooting. That's what we should understand!

Anonymous said...

6:53 Facts do NOT equal hate moron. They are just facts.

Anonymous said...

Here is a very, very recent fact.

25 African Americans were shot in Arkansas by the Ku Klux Klan..., oh..., no, that's right, it was just more Black violence.

Here is the video.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4656858/17-people-shot-Arkansas-nightclub.html#ixzz4lbC9rXeS

"In total 25 people were shot and a further three injured in the resulting panic after a dispute turned white-hot in the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock at around 2:30am local time.

The youngest person shot in what cops described as an 'exchange of fire' was 16; the oldest is 35; others were injured as people leapt from windows in terror, witnesses said.

Speaking on Saturday afternoon, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said that all of the victims were African-American and that all but ten had been able to evacuate under their own steam.

He said that five tourniquets were used and a chest wound 'sealed' by first responders. Adults were dispersed around various local medical facilities. "

White people who don't sell their houses now and move east of troost are rayciss!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ False equivalency. That shooting has nothing to do with Kansas City. Your racism is just ignorant and has no basis in fact. Stay on subject and your arguments might make more sense.

Anonymous said...


Byron... you might want to practice what you preach, your hatred towards white people is overwhelming!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Amen. We all need to learn how to live together in peace if we want the violence to stop!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Idiot

Anonymous said...

I love the way Bilerun Funkenshyster articulates his point. Everybody knows he is full of shit as a Christmas goose, and certainly has his own mental illness to work through, but he's definitely got the line of shit down pat.

Anonymous said...

Went by a place in the Plaza that has outdoor and indoor seating this weekend. Weekend afternoon, nice day, and maybe 10 percent of the tables were occupied. Used to be so busy on weekends you had to wait for a table. Lotta people walking on the sidewalks. Didn't see any carrying merchandise. Wonder how many of them buy anything. Went in the nearby Barnes & Noble. All the escalators were busted. One cashier on the main floor, half dozen idle cash registers. Unscientific sample for sure, but things were not looking good on the Plaza.

Anonymous said...

If the Plaza goes down... Troost won't be the dividing line anymore, it will be Brush (Flush?) Creek.

Anonymous said...

Gentrify the shit out of east of Troost- drive the hoodrats to the golden ghetto or out of the metro as a whole.