Monday, November 11, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER 'KLAN' COMMENT CHALLENGED BY KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE LEADER!!!
Our TKC blog community FIRST NEWS HIGHLIGHT set off a fire storm today across the metro. Now we offer a look at the push back from leaders among Congressman Cleaver's constituents.
Timothy Smith is a rising star leader in the urban core, and his public response to Congressman Cleaver is quickly gaining traction. Take a look at the informative and opening line:
"Last Tuesday 15 percent of Kansas City registered voters cast their ballots to reverse the name change of The Paseo Blvd that had been renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Less than a week later these citizens are being characterized as racists, misinformed, confused, disrespectful, and Godless by their own U.S. Congressman, Emmanuel Cleaver, simply because a handful of Black clergy participated in embarrassing Cleaver before the nation."
"But when one takes a closer look at the facts, one clearly sees the missed opportunities by Cleaver and others to lead on this issue, but instead of leadership, the kind that brings a community together, even those who disagree, they chose to play the race card for over a year; painting the same white voters who are as responsible for Cleaver’s political success as mayor, and now as U.S. Congressman, as racist opportunist who’s hatred for Dr. King fueled their decision to vote Yes on Question 5 last week. That is a lie, and what undergirds that lie is the type of dangerous racial rhetoric and vitriol that fuels violence. We cannot allow Kansas City to burn over a handful of Black minister’s burned egos."
"What are the facts?"
Read Mr. Smith's Public Post to find out.
You decide . . .