Sunday, January 07, 2018

Kansas City Housing Crisis Conversation 2018

Sneak peak at a longstanding issue that typically earns cold weather consideration and then is subsequently forgotten amid the Spring season of real estate speculation. Checkit:

Evicted in Kansas City

Social activist Tara Raghuveer presents troubling findings about the frequency of eviction in the Kansas City area - an average of 42 cases per business day from 1999 to 2016, with African-Americans disproportionately affected - and then joins a panel discussion of the issue. Nick Haines of KCPT-Kansas City PBS moderates.

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good God, pay your rent! The owner doesn't care what color you are. They just want their rent. They wouldn't have rented to you in the first place if they were racist. This study smears African Americans more than helping them by pointing out fact that they disproportionately don't pay their rent.

Anonymous said...

We demand mo' free shit!!

Anonymous said...

"Alarmingly, the leading predictor was race." No, the leading predictor was failure to pay rent. A secondary question may be why African Americans fail to pay rent at a greater rate than other groups with similar incomes.

Anonymous said...

Dey gots to be payin foe dem Jordan’s and fancy Benz rides, Dey gots no time to be payin rent!

And they keep failing to mention that these are legal evictions and what it cost to get these idiots out of the house, they don’t mention that these negroes destroy the house before they leave either.

KKK FROM RACETOWN said...

Negroes are deadbeats.

Don Cardinal said...

I see in east kc, the strewn out flotsam on the curbs from when the owners of the house clean out what tenants left behind. Often there's 3 or 4 houses with heaps of refuse slanted on the curb. Ghetto mentality people live like gyppos, moving from hovel to hovel without wanting to own or repair their belongings, not even four walls, I'm sure there's some that aspire to become sufficient, maybe not motivated to learn, but the overall arching archetype is to take a shit,not pay ,find a new hole in the ground and repeat.

Don Cardinal said...

One comparison that blows the "disproportionatly affected"afro ,is the Latinos on the eastside, many could be deported, but somehow they buy these shit holes on 20th and Lister and beyond, with cash, and fix em.

Anonymous said...

Landlords discriminate against people who don’t pay their rent.