Friday, August 11, 2017
Kansas City Mayor Sly's Son Malik Takes On Guv Greitens Over MO Discrimination Law
The second oldest son of Mayor Sly James followed his father's footsteps into the Marines, the study of law and now he's venturing into the world of politics.
And yeah, his law firm has a blog . . .
In fact, their latest post was penned by Mr. Malik James and takes on the new Missouri Guv in no uncertain terms. Checkit:
Greitens’ signature on discrimination law is an injustice to Missourians
Gov. Eric Greitens, a privileged white man, decided discrimination is no longer a pervasive evil. He clearly doesn’t understand race cannot be hidden. He signed into law Senate Bill 43, a bill making it easier and less costly for businesses to unlawfully discriminate against protected classes in the workplace.
How can I, in good faith, tell my son he can be proud of his heritage and all he needs to do is work hard to make his way, when I know it’s easier now for his employer to discriminate against him at work because of that very heritage?
Greitens and I are both veterans. I’m a proud United States Marine. I returned — from a traumatic, violent war in Iraq — as I left, a black man in America. And I found our nation’s attitudes toward people of color are unchanged . . .
Read the whole thing . . . It's also cross-posted in the newspaper but more people will read it on TKC.
Overall, the post offers a personal spin on the talking points for the Democratic Party full-court press against Guv Greitens despite his easy victory over a formidable competitor amid the tidal wave of Missouri support for Prez Trump.
You decide . . .