Saturday, June 10, 2017
KANGAROOS TAKE 'SAVE UMKC THEATRE' FIGHT TO KANSAS CITY STREETS!!!
Take a look at the "Save UMKC Theatre" yard sign campaign local streets as University of Missouri budget cuts have decimated finances across the state and now impact Kansas City's arts community.
The city college has suffered layoffs and now endure threats to a beloved theater program that is one of the top ranked in all of the Midwest.
And so, it's time for reactionaries to stop the gloating and chest thumping over the suffering of Mizzou following racially motivated protests in 2016. The fight is finished. Professor Melissa Click was fired and got another job far, far away. The continued effort to punish Mizzou is no longer a "conservative" cause but more akin to an act of immature and mostly pointless online trolling. Administrations have changed, students have graduated and most of the people involved in racial dust up that included a minor football team rebellion have moved on . . . It's time for online denizens who are still angry about college campus turmoil to GET OVER IT and hope that Mizzou has learned a valuable lesson.
There are other culture war battles worth fighting but continued reactionary revenge against the University of Missouri has gone too far when people continue to lose their jobs and community resources are depleted because of pointless and endless social media chatter. By that same token, Mizzou would do well to signal to Conservatives that they have CLEARLY WON this fight and University policy will not be dictated by protesters but instead by equitable and objective rules that govern the best interests of all students, faculty, administrators and communities.
In the meantime, UMKC students post placards throughout the city and many that kinda violate the KCMO sign ordinance near the public right of way . . . All while hoping that Kansas City residents see the value in the arts that have been threatened by the ongoing culture war.
Developing . . .