Here at TKC we've always contended that broke-ass people of EVERY demographic have more in common than either side cares to admit. . . This fact of life might become more obvious given the increasing possibility of an upcoming recession . . . Either way, the topic of racism and poverty are inexorably linked.
Accordingly . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS EXAMINATION OF POVERTY LINKED TO RACISM FROM A RISING STAR KANSAS CITY AUTHOR!!!
Take a look:
“How Poverty Breeds Racism in White Minds,” by the Author of “Racism in Kansas City”
"First, disproportionate black poverty perpetuates racist white myths of black laziness. Second, black poverty breeds black crime, which reinforces in white minds ideas of the deviant, aggressive, violent black man. Third, black poverty leads to lower academic performance from black children, leading to white myths of lower intelligence in blacks.
"Behind each of these racist beliefs, one can easily conclude, is an appalling lack of historical and sociological context."
Click here for the stunning conclusion.
Again, in a "post-racial" society that isn't . . . This topic of poverty and racism is exceptionally relevant to the Kansas City conversation given that the subject of ongoing tax subsidy for development at the cost of local po'folk, infrastructure and neighborhoods is a topic that links privileged whites like Crosby Kemper III to the mostly minority working-class denizens of the urban core.
You decide . . .