Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Social Media Question: Is The Kansas City Effort To Save The Paseo Racist?!?!

Locals social media denizens have been questioning the motives of this effort demanding a public vote. While the group has defended itself valiantly and spoken of historical preservation and Democracy . . .

AS OF THIS WRITING THE "SAVE THE PASEO" PETITIONERS DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORTER AMONG THEIR GROUP!!!

To be fair, these signature gatherers did get early support from Council Lady Canady and the use of her office BUT the core group remains mostly white and one Asian dude that they trot out but who might have lost interest.

TKC doesn't care one way or another but behind the scenes scrutiny of this group is increasing as they make impressive progress toward accomplishing their goal.

Checkit:

'Save the Paseo' fighting city's decision to rename street for MLK

Save The Paseo is fighting Kansas City's decision to change the name of The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.The group is circulating a petition to put the name change up for a vote.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good call. Watching white people cringe while they try to explain their not racist is always fun. One screw up and their petition gets labeled as a hate crime. That should be fun.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I would have supported renaming any street after Dr. King if it could have been done without paying an annual extortion. Just imagine how much money Lincoln's family has coming to them.

When the King family demands their money, tell them no & see what happens. What they're doing won't hold up in court.

Otherwise, how can you justify the expense.

Anonymous said...

Byron is a racist.
The King family deserves reparation money.

Anonymous said...

Save the Paseo.
Stop paving over history.
This has nothing to do with racism.
Find another street.

Anonymous said...

Agree with @9:15, why not rename Cleaver Blvd.?
We can then name something after Cleaver when he's dead, like we were supposed to.

Anonymous said...

I didn’t see where the city asked any white people on Paseo if it was ok to rename the street, that’s racist right there.

Anonymous said...

Martin Luther King, Jr. is the icon of a failed idea.

Anonymous said...

I know many African - Americans who do not want to change the name of the Paseo. More FAKE NEWS!

Anonymous said...

But they aren't part of that stupid little group!

Timm wayne said...

To hell with the MLK crowd! We already have a school dedicated to him where they teach the young minority skulls full of mush what to think! And how to be a good liberal! Why do we need to name a damn road after him he's never even been in our city!

Anonymous said...

We should name something after James Earl Ray, a true American hero.

Anonymous said...

If you disagree with renaming anything after MLK then you're a racist? ummm okay..

This world sucks

Anonymous said...

Renaming the Paseo MLK Blvd. is racist unto itself. Good idea just wrong street.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I spoke with a black woman campaigning for Alissia Canady who is against renaming Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. She said so many people don't know about the annual payment to the King family for the naming rights, that Dr. King didn't directly do anything in Kansas City for us to put his name in place of Paseo, and added that residences and businesses will have to pay to change the address in their checkbooks, signs, business cards, etc. which is an extra expense [in a poor area]. As a white male, I agree with her.

Anonymous said...

Please quit letting Quinton Lucas be a "tipster."

Anonymous said...

So odd, just counted 80+ POC in the group before I got tired of counting based on profile pics. It's almost like this "tippster" is even in the group. This was a publicity stunt by Reed & Lucas. Can't imagine how he will be mayor if this is how he handles a simple name changing situation.

Anonymous said...

I am a Black woman opposed to the name change. The Paseo is a part of this city’s history. Why not name one of the number streets after MLK, such as 63rd, 35th or 75th?

Anonymous said...

Dr. Stay Away Blvd

Money
Leaves
Kuickly

Anonymous said...

Personally, I get tired of seeing MLK exalted into a sainted position. To say he had a checkered past is an understatement. There are plenty more black folks who worked diligently and peacefully to advance civil rights and no city goes tripping over itself to honor them with a street, park, etc. Not to mention, MLK had nothing to do with KC. If you want to recognize a black person besides Cleaver (yuck!), why not consider someone like Charlie Parker or Oleta Adams?

Anonymous said...

If the only way to remember who the fuck MLK was is to rename half the streets and bridges in this country after him it cheapens the memory of his accomplishments.