Tuesday, January 02, 2018

TKC TUESDAY MUST READ!!! UMKC KANGAROO NEWSIE ESMIE EXAMINES KANSAS CITY RACIAL REAL ESTATE CONFLICT HISTORY IN CONTEXT OF HER OWN REAL CRIME ADVENTURES!!!



This morning we'd like to educate and inform our blog community with a fascinating bit of scholarship from a young reporter working at the City College but attempting to influence the culture across the metro.

To wit . . .

SPECIAL THANKS TO AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS FOR SENDING THIS PUBLICLY POSTED ACADEMIC TREATISE ON THE KANSAS CITY RACIAL REAL ESTATE DEBATE AUTHORED BY ESMIE TSENG!!!

Now, not so long ago we sent a note to Ms. Tseng on the topic of her history and here's the reply:

"I would rather not talk about the events from over 11 years ago as I am trying to rebuild my life and move on peacefully."

Fair enough.

However, a recent bit of scholarship offers some insight on her past in context of the longstanding Kansas City racial real estate debate which still impacts local culture.

A quote from Esmie's research:

"It was not until much later during my experience at 16 years old with the criminal justice system when I realized how much my privilege as a child of Chinese, “model minority” immigrants from Johnson County benefited me in a way not granted to, for example, a black teenager who committed a similar or a lesser crime in a different neighborhood. 

I noticed interesting patterns over the years: black inmates serving five to ten years for marijuana charges starkly contrasted with the one or two years that white, “soccer mom”-looking types were sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine. In my interactions with various people, I would hear sharply different experiences with the court system. Some, usually white, individuals seemed to find a certain judge merciful and understanding of their plights, while others felt the same judge draconian and hateful. While these experiences of mine were anecdotal, they accumulated into undeniable impressions over seven years that challenged my perception of the fair community I grew up.

Thus began the “re-programming” of what I had learned as a Johnson County teenager, but it was not until my college experience at University of Missouri-Kansas City when I learned more about Kansas City’s history that I better understood the socioeconomic forces related to race, class, discrimination, and culture impacting real people’s lives . . ."

That's basically the money line of her report but feel free to read the whole thing here:

Reality and Perceptions of Kansas City's Racial Climate

Further reading . . .

There's also a Kansas City story of a young woman named Esmie who served just a bit of time after Shu Yi Zhang, 55 was found brutally butchered - And that might also shed more light on the alleged racial and class divisions in the justice system which the first narrative almost explains.

Here's the definitive write-up of that tragic tale:

Is Esmie Evil?



Money line from this brilliantly crafted report:

"The victim died from multiple stab wounds, and the limited details that have been made public suggest that the crime scene spread through several rooms in the house. What investigators found was grim enough that the Johnson County District Attorney filed a motion to try Esmie in adult court."

Feel free to do more research on the context of Kansas City racial real estate arguments, scholarship and the cutting ways in which they are often used to justify a myriad of political agendas.

You decide . . .

68 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Esmie served her time.

The past is the past.

I think her work is brilliant and she will go very far in journalism. A skilled writer with lots of research ability should certainly do well. Best of luck to her.

Anonymous said...

Free Esmie!

She should be free to share her opinions!

Reality Check KC said...

^^^ She's not in jail anymore dumb-ass.

Free Esmie said...

Oh, well then I guess it worked.

Anonymous said...

HA!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank's for the heads up TKC. Looks like a bad way to start the New Year.

JoJones said...

This is what counts for a research paper at UMKC?

Anonymous said...

Well, it is original.

Indian Creek Hate Crime Victims said...

Sure let's all pay close attention to the psychotic who stabbed her mother to death and give her the keys to the city. Then as we self flaggelate ourselves to death with white guilt we can justify the outrageous criminality of Blacks.

Blacks commit on the record, 54% of all homicides. Only about half get solved, so my educated and realistic guess, is, that they actually commit about 75% of all homicides and all violent crime.

Our surviving families, don't feel "White Guilt" anymore, but the price, was extensive and permanent. Had we been more observant and suspicious of the pervasive black criminal, we might still be here, to read this bullshit.

We are not. We are dead in Black On White Hate Crimes that no one cares about.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^

AGREE

Anonymous said...

Esmie Vs. Tracy . Death match.... Be there Be There Be There

Anonymous said...

The blacks commit an average of 79% of the murders in killa city, nothing but the facts sir!

Esmie Tseng said...

I was wondering what this google alert could possibly be. This was a paper done last May before graduating - kind of a grasp for news, Tony. I see your blog and its kind, open-minded readers are both as sure as ever that they have all the facts and will never have reason to change their minds.

A quick response to the brilliant criminologists above - the higher rate of murders among the local black population cited is an indication of the impact of poverty and segregation in our city. Crime is a little more complicated than that, y'all. I have little doubt that the majority of the commenters here, in all their demonstrated ability at impulse control, would in similar circumstances of economic strain and daily struggle for survival be cold-hearted "super predators" themselves. Or the prey.

Anonymous said...

Don't get into it here, Esmie. It's a cesspool of hatred, twisted logic and utter despair.

Anonymous said...

8:13, you are as stuck in your opinions as they are in theirs. "...[T]he higher rate of murders among the local black population cited is an indication of the impact of poverty and segregation in our city." That's a hypothesis, but not the only possible hypothesis. Do or cite empirical research to prove it is true or is not true.

Anonymous said...

8:24, we look forward to your pointing out twisted logic as it occurs, most likely with twisted logic of your own.

Anonymous said...

What about the Death Match?

Tracy Thomas said...

I just read Esmie's paper, as well as the Pitch story. And, it turns out, I recently met her surrogate mother/medical advisor from 11 years ago.

I have nothing but support for Esmie Tseng! Like 5:02am, I am proud of her for serving her time and getting on with reinventing herself to make a difference. And really, isn't that what life is about?

She exhibited some good scholarship in the statistics as well as the design of her research paper. I used to work in the statistics department where I went to school, Wichita State, so I appreciate the tedium of good work. It's kinda like needlepoint. The Bob Freulich map of predominant housing by zip code (one of her addendums) is a real synecdoche for Kansas City's challenges. I hope Tony uses that map in a future post soon.

Two things in the analysis:
The "vote" to remove the JC Nichols naming rights on buildings was roughly 45% yes, 30% no and 25% undecided. Tseng calls the 45% a majority. Technically, that's just a plurality. The 25% undecided is a huge number.

And, does laying BLAME ON A NAMESAKE make a situation their FAULT? If one takes a snapshot of a prominent player, did they have a CAUSAL EFFECT, or are they the icon, the synecdoche, the one word meme that merely symbolizes what is being observed. And what happened.

(The same is true for Esmie. Was she the only guilty party in the dysfunction of her childhood family? She was THERE, but what happened to CAUSE the meltdown? As a teen with an unformed ability to reason, (which doesn't completely develop till age 24), what about the Tiger Mom and the unsupportive Dad?)

Did JC Nichols singlehandedly ruin and "racialize" KC? Hardly. He was speaking into the listening, as they say in the Landmark Forum. He was reflecting the consciousness of his customers. Who were afraid, and feeling powerless, and wanting to solve problems and protect their greatest post-war investments, their homes.

If it hadn't been Nichols, would it have been Napolean W. Dible, who created those restrictive covenants?? Little known, but NW Dible built MORE post-war cottages in KCMO and Joco than JC Nichols. By about 10,000 to 6,000. But he stayed out of the limelight, since he built just homes and not shopping centers.

Those homes were interspersed in many great neighborhoods, including the 70's blocks along Ward Parkway, as well as a vast amount of Armour Hills and Brookside.

Nichols (and his ego) parked the statuary at the corners. Wherease, Dible built 4 basic plan homes, for $10,000 each. Miniature English cottages. I learned this from Dible's grandson, Bill Hickok, long after Walt Bodine and I wrote and researched Doubleday's "Right Here in River City", 1976.

I agree with 7:41, the issue TODAY is not integration, it's VIOLENT CRIME. Homicides. Most white people I know have black friends. What we all worry about is violent, drug-induced uneducated "yutes" killing off good folk of any color.

It's not about where whites live. It's about where black maruading teens hang out. With guns, unemployed, uneducated, resentful and hopped up on drugs. They are ruining Westport, the Plaza, and Hyde Park. Brookside is next. Another reason we do not need or want the Trolley Extension. Aka The Clockwork Orange Express.

Removing Nichols' naming rights won't solve anything, will it? Hence the 25% undecided. So best to do nothing but continue to talk.

What subsequent bag of money would replace it? Harvey Weinstein Library? Not mentioned in Esmie Tseng's report is the fact that the Nichols family was extremely and embarrassingly vocal about being anti-Semitic. Refused to hire known Jews, (including my accountant.)

Esmie Tseng is on her own journey of redemption and reinvention. I look forward to seeing her find her life's passion. Solve the crime problem, Esmie, and you will be world famous.

Anonymous said...

What is her point? Blacks don't have to try? Wtf, just rape,rob and steal/ stap/shoot ?

Anonymous said...

Was she ever molested by a Independence man named Dennis Waits? Lot's of young women have been.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit Tracy, I worked for the family for years, from PV to Alameda Towers. Maybe your accountant can't handle big numbers?

Anonymous said...

Death Match? Sounds like a love fest

Dennys office is a crime scene said...

Denny molested Theresa Garza in the Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

1/2/18, 8:13 AM Aka Esmie

This blog is a Nazi Beer Hall. Neither your reason nor your skin color are welcome here.

If it happened in JaXco said...

Mean Jean would have filed charges, locked her in the Detention Center and then never tried the case. That's how the jail gets over crowded. You can't lose if you never try the case.

Gillibrand 2020 said...

If Theresa Garza is one of the leaders of Girl Power in Jackson County, why won't she form a backbone and tell about her experience with the predator Denny Waits, when she has not had a few glasses of wine?

Gilliband's Saggy Tits said...

It might just be that Teresa liked what happened? STFU

Anonymous said...

Ms. Tseng,

Would you please make your research paper available to those who don't wish to be tracked by Facebook? When I attempted to read the PDF copy it directed me to send a request via Facebook or Google, and indicated that you had not uploaded a draft of the paper.

Yes, I was actually seeking to read your work, and have not prejudged you. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

9:17

Most women like the attention until someone finds out and they feel like they need to hide their sexuality. There mothers who also enjoyed the attention secretly over the years, taught them to hide what is a normal adult need. That is why women do not talk. They like it, because they feel sexy and fun. I would expect that Ms. Garza enjoyed the attention, which is why she does not make you and your type happy. Grow Up.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, jc Nichols covenants were what everybody else in the country was doing at the time, he didn’t invent them.

Anonymous said...

Well said. I can’t believe she has the nerve to be judging anyone else for anything. Talk about a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

And I’m supposed to believe a cold hearted mother murderer? Don’t think so

Anonymous said...

9:47, you beat me to it. You’re exactly right. It amazes me that the anti-Nichols crowd thinks that JCN was a lone wolf in restricting his developments. That was just the norm back then in towns and cities from coast to coast.

Don Cardinal said...

Esmie,take your canned apologist theories and put em on the shelf,,,, a real study you should do is why single black households produce 50 percent of murder perps, why wealthy Afro Americans commit more crime then impoverished euroamericans,your indefensible poverty explains everything is a farce, there's something rotten in the Afro American state of affairs, these guys aren't killing because of bills they gotta pay. You mention anecdotes of blacks getting harsher sentences, there's anecdotes of blacks getting slaps on the wrist and still going out and commuting violent crime, one recent one is the 20 year old that was on bond for robbery and then went and robbed a Hmong church member on 79th and Paseo in front of their church! White racism is everywhere and people are mean to Negroes, ah that must be the answer to all of this nation's ills. Get real.

Don Cardinal said...

Another one down for the cause, take a stand against "white sublimity " poverty and segregation and social capitol,,,, you can take a stand move to Liberia or any non white country

Anonymous said...

See Esmie? 8:24 TOLD YOU SO!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok let me see if I follow this logic. She grew up in Johnson county and is pursuing higher education. Johnson county on a bad year produces a couple of murders a year. She compares that to a city with a failed educational system and a culture that this year produced 149 homicides. The judicial system is not producing the criminals the culture is. Until you stop looking to blame someone else for a failed culture there will be no end to the violent cycle. You want to use your Johnson county Chinese privilege for something why don’t you look at the culture producing the violence and fix that.

Don Cardinal said...

You want a hug box go to tumblr, you want wats happening on these 150 Murda murda killa city streets, come to me

Don Cardinal said...

Lots of Chinese building infrastructure investment in Ethiopia and Benin, she can start a new Afro oriental shangrala over there far as I'm concerned, anyone who tows the line and excuses gives aid and cover to the Scrourge of Afro violence, you talk to the old black folks who remember before their populous went to shit and b3fore the mentally ill became the norm

Anonymous said...

Just because you shanked your mom doesn’t make you an expert.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Chinese arithmetic to me. Ah so. Maybe Hoopz will hire you as her intern.

Anonymous said...

5:02 you are a fool.

The past is not just the past.

Her mother, today, is still dead.

Anonymous said...

The bitch hacked her own mom to death with a butcher knife.

If you have to be around her, I would suggest not turning your back on her.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, you idiot.

She should get on with her life?

And advice to her mother on haw mama could get on with her life?

Anonymous said...

Why is it with these morons that decide whenever a non white commits a crime they are the victim? The whole reason we have got what we have got is people making excuses for these low life mother fuckers that ought to be off'd in the town square? No damn murderer is going to rehab enough to make his/her lifes worth a second more than the deceased. PERIOD!!!!

Anonymous said...

Killer bitch should be doing life instead of giving us sage advice on race.

Byron Funkhouser said...

"Blacks commit on the record, 54% of all homicides. Only about half get solved."

Chuck, if they crimes weren't solved, then how do you know they were committed by blacks?

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon pants-shitters! Looks like a lot of you survived the new year and the recent cold snap. Not all though. RIP Grayback(or burn in hell...whatevs). What's got your diapers in a twist today? I see none of you made a resolution to be a better person judging from the comments. Oh well....we still have some more cold days ahead so fingers crossed! Chuck, I see you're back to the trailer from Two Rivers-did you meet any new personalities? Are the blacks still responsible for you being such a piece of shit? Anyhoo...happy New Year's everybody! Time is flying....tick....tick...tick.

Don Cardinal said...

54 percent of solved murders, the real number is higher

Anonymous said...

^^^^ that was yesterday’s blog dipshit! All bets are off today, now get your momma to wipe your ass your stinking up the place!

Anonymous said...

Really liked her paper. Lots of great insights and analysis of KC.

Hope Esmie stays in KC and does some well-needed journalism here.

God bless her!! She has my support.

Anonymous said...

@12:37PM-Who checks this blog daily....you? Ha ha! Loser! FYI...i'll be the grammar bitch today, it's "you're stinking up the place!" not "your". Get "your"(see what I did there geezer?) mamma to explain the English language to you. It's "your"( catching on yet?) native tongue. Well not yours, (pay attention dummy), you speak white-trash.

Anonymous said...

This bitch is insane and is a brutal murderer. She will do it again.

Anonymous said...

Yep. That chink bitch is psycho and won't hesitate to cut off any of your eggrolls if given the chance.

Anonymous said...

^^^Yep....with any luck at all they would be yours. One less in-bred piece of white-trash makes any blog better.

Anonymous said...

What's troubling is that very few people read her words. She's actually a very good reporter and quite an insightful writer.

She definitely has talent.

Anonymous said...

STFU

Super Dave said...

Tracy is dead on with her comment in fact that’s about the most dead on spot comment I’ve seen her do in a while.

A lot of people disliked Mr. Nichols and a lot of people praise Mr. Nichols. I didn’t know the man but I can tell you from my families experience over some dough to go to hell twice Monday 100 years ago that included my great-grandfather. Mr. Nichols could be a very mean prick or a sonofabitch whichever you choose to call him. Mr. Nichols hated my family simply because my great-grandfather worked for William Rockhill Nelson and he told Mr. Nichols go to hell one day over some project and when Mr. Nichols went to Mr. Nelson over the matter he was told to go to hell twice in one day. My grandfather ran a excavating business and if Mr. Nichols found out one of his friends had contracted with my grandfather he was known to advise them they may not do any more business for him if they didn’t seek out another company to do their dirt work. You wouldn’t get away with that in today’s world but that’s how business was done back then. Mr. Nichols was just a man of the times who was providing as Tracy said what people wanted. Ethnic groups 100 years ago argued with one another about as much then as they do now nothing has changed over the time of history. Was Mr. Nichols extremely racist? Probably not any more than most people of that time he was just one of those who was more visible than most. Not saying that gives them an excuse for acting the way they did including Mr. Nichols for all I know even my grandfather and great-grandfather. But if anybody knows anything about history as a rule people who are recognized as leading figures of their time in past history in today’s world would not be able to stand up to the scrutiny that people feel has to be placed on everyone who’s ever done anything.

Anonymous said...

3:23 the grammar bitch is at it again, nobody cares

Anonymous said...

Super Dave said...
Tracy is dead

rats! you had me going there for a second

Anonymous said...

Gotta agree with you. Tracy has a chronic case of verbal diarrhea.

Anonymous said...

Amen ^^^^^

Anonymous said...

Who are you, her mom? Oh no, wait .....

Anonymous said...

If your family was monied or socially prominent, why didn’t you get a better education? Your writing is a train wreck.

Anonymous said...

8:04 the person who adds nothing to everything. It's a blog Francis, not an effort at an award winning novel by a novelist. Oh and Francis another question, who, where, said anything about money or being rich. You think using a word like monied is going to impress anyone around here. I think monier is more suited to you; People who are really slow. They love to date people who are Asian. They also have small weewees. Wow your weewee makes you a monier.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=monier

Anonymous said...

Psycho murderous bitch should have died for her crime. You want a voice after you permanently silenced your mother? Being a murderer doesn't give you the right to appropriate black culture.

Real KC said...

A very talented woman who has a lot to contribute to our city. Forget the haters Esmie, you are working for the greater good.

Anonymous said...

12:29 is projecting AGAIN!