Monday, January 06, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! 12TH & OAK CRACKS DOWN ON RACIAL BIAS LAWSUIT THREATS AMID NEW CITY MANAGER JOB SEARCH!!!
New Year's 2020 resolution, we want to provide more follow-up and updates on evolving local stories.
Last year TKC broke news on racial bias complaints confronting Kansas City given that new Mayor & Council have indicated they prefer to hire and African-American female as the new City Manager. WE STAND BY THAT REPORTING!!!
Now after our news blast . . .
CITY LEGAL AND KCMO LEADERS ARE INCORRECTLY SEARCHING FOR ANY LAWSUIT THREATS AND SCRUTINIZING THE WRONG PEOPLE!!!
So far we've heard back that they've harassed at least a couple of applicants who WERE NOT GOING TO FILE SUIT and they're scouring their office communications looking for any proposed threats to their compromised upcoming hire. Sadly, the hapless 12th & Oak WITCH HUNT doesn't realize that our blog community is BIGGER than their bubble and once again they're PICKING ON THE WRONG GUYS. Admittedly, the plight of the handful of middle-class "suburban" workers in City Hall doesn't concern TKC too much given that outrage over alleged racism against whites isn't as big of a problem as the threat of climate change to the world's coffee supply . . . But again, I'm trying to be nice(r) in 2020 and don't want the wrong people getting hassled.
Here are the facts:
There is evidence that KCMO wants to pick an African-American female for the job in order to achieve "transformative" inclusion. And yes, this move has met with objections over alleged racial bias. BUT the woebegone city hall crackdown targeting the innocent FAILS to realize that even this blog's constant complaining has already ruined their party.
To wit . . .
OF COURSE TKC CHAMPIONS LOCAL DIVERSITY AND HOPES THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE EARNS THE NEW CITY MANAGER JOB!!!
These ideas are not mutually exclusive even if leaders at 12th & Oak CONTINUE TO TOUT RACIAL PREFERENCE OVER QUALIFICATIONS.
Forgive the inside baseball but the oppressive tactics that rule municipal government are hard to ignore.
Meanwhile . . .
Speaking of City Manager goodness . . .
Today there was a dramatic THUD for the honorary "Troy Schulte Way" street that we reported FIRST.
It seems that the former city manager doesn't have as many fans outside of his office as he believed and AWESOME TKC READERS even pushed back a little.
And so the search for a new 12th & Oak leader continues . . .
Diversity misapprehensions and bad debt top the agenda for people in the know whilst the plebs are either distracted by partisan bickering on TV or promises of big economic payoffs that never quite materialize . . .
Developing . . .