Friday, November 08, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY 'SAVE THE PASEO' RUCKUS POSTSCRIPT: BLACK DISTRICTS VOTED AGAINST MLK BLVD!!!
The GOLD STANDARD of Kansas City conversation deserves a morning highlight this week because they offer better journalism than any other outlet in Kansas City in the aftermath of a historic election.
Credit Kansas City policy expert Patrick Tuohey with this important insight that every other news outlet in the nation missed:
"From the Kansas City Election Board unofficial results . . . Of the 11 majority Black wards in Kansas City, "Save The Paseo" won six of them. And if you combine the vote total for all 11 wards . . . "Save The Paseo" won 50.58% . . . The proponents of MLK failed REPEATEDLY both in the petition process and in this campaign."
Michele Watley is a nuanced thinker and a rising star in Kansas City politics.
Her reply . . .
"Their vote wasn't against Dr. Martin Luther King; but essentially a rebuke of Black leadership."
Former Mayor Sly's receptionist made her local talk show debut and did quite well .
Check the description of the smartest conversation on the topic we've seen thus far . . .
"Mike Shanin talks to Dr. Matt Naylor, President and CEO or the National WWI Museum, about Veteran's Day festivities at the museum and the opening of a new Vietnam exhibit. Michele Watley, Laura McConwell, Joni Wickham & Patrick Tuohey discuss voters overwhelmingly deciding to change Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard back to Paseo Boulevard, debate over the tomahawk chop & details of the USDA move."
Take a look:
You decide . . .