TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COWTOWN SATURDAY MUST READ!!! RACISM IN KANSAS CITY BOOK DEBUT!!!
On this Saturday morning we have FIRST news of masterful work of Kansas City scholarship that's now available to the public.
To wit . . .
WE'RE THE FIRST MEDIA OUTLET TO BREAK NEW NEWS: THE 'RACISM IN KANSAS CITY' BOOK DEBUTS THIS WEEK!!!
With a forward by former Councilman Alvin Brooks . . .
This is an important story of Kansas City's best that continues to play out on local streets today.
Here's a brief description . . .
"Anti-black racism still infects American society.
"African Americans are more likely than whites to be killed by police, to be pulled over, arrested, imprisoned, and executed. They are more likely to be turned down for a job, to be underpaid, or offered a bad home loan than equally qualified whites . . .
"Kansas Citians, like so many others across the nation, wonder, "Could it happen here?" The answer lies in this 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 sometimes won.
Racism in Kansas City, in the end, offers readers a hopeful message: with awareness comes understanding and then change."
Read more here and pick up a copy:
Racism in Kansas City: A Short History
By far, this is one of the most important books released this year that offers insight into a subject that is often neglected by the mainstream media.
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