Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kansas City Black Leaders Decry COVID-19 And Local Healthcare Inequity

Cowtown angle on an aspect of the story playing out on cable news for about a week . . . Read more:

Kansas City Black Leaders Say COVID-19 Disparities Reflect Deep Inequities

Black Kansas City residents have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to data released by the city health department Monday. About 44% of confirmed COVID-19 cases came from black patients, even though black people make up about 30% of the city's population. Health experts and community leaders say the disparities are the result of longstanding inequalities.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Inequalities my ass, it's their lifestyle and that's their choice. When you live like shit you die from shit.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Im curious to see the Numbers based on geography
MOST Cases are in high population areas. When this over you May want to rethink where you live

Anonymous said...

^^Looks like someone has a little too much dip on their chip. Of course they are at a higher risk of exposure because they work jobs that are traditionally low paying and direct customer contact. A vast number don't have the luxury of remote work. Of course this is just one of many reasons.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off lying Nazi scum.

Anonymous said...

Oh sure Silver for it's so easy to just live wherever you Damn well feel like. WTF is the point of your stupid ass comment?

Hu Fludu said...

KC Black leaders say:
We Are Victims!
We Will Always Be Victims!
We Like Being Victims!
We Like Talking About Being Victims!
Why Would We Ever Want To Stop Being Victims!
We Need Reparations For Being Victims!

Bleeding Heart Guilty White Liberals say:
"Those people" are victims of the legacy of slavery.
"Those people" can't help themselves.
"Those people" deserve reparations.
"Those people" need special rights and protections.
I voted for Barack Obama!
All those homicides in KCMO are because we haven't banned guns.
Quinton Lucas is such a good speaker.
When my kids finish school in JoCo, I'm definitely moving into KCMO.

Anonymous said...

1036 SMH, as if calling someone a Nazi or racist has any meaning anymore or is some kind of derogatory insult.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this crisis is going on and there is race bating being brought into it. If you black people have so much hatred for the white man then why not leave? Who gives a damn how many whites or blacks have it? Why is that even a factor? Un flipping believable!

Anonymous said...

C'mon man we're already digging them a mass burial pit in Swope Park, what more do they want?

It'll be great! Covered in lime for all eternity.

Anonymous said...

Your Honor, I give exhibit A

https://www.chipleypaper.com/news/20200413/video-of-west-pensacola-block-party-shows-more-than-100-people-gathered

Anonymous said...

Picture worth a thousand words.
These two guys are not social distancing.

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas pity party... nothing more. Do something or shut up.

Anonymous said...

The number of victims is still manageable enough that a researcher ought to be able to isolate and analyze commonalities among them. Were they all old? Obese? Asthmatic? Had other underlying health problems? How many were actively working when they became exposed?

It would take a bit of work, but finding similarities among the virus victims would be much more revealing than simply trotting out the old nostrums about poverty and institutional racism.

Thank goodness we have crackerjack investigative reporters at the Star who will jump right on this. Any second now. Pretty soon. Waiting....

Anonymous said...

They why aren't you doing it Maude? For God's sake, it's not like you don't have the time! Then, you wouldn't have to bore us with dumb shit like this.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Here is my point
After every major upheavel, there is a change in society. So i am curious to see what the change will be after this one. My bet is that it will be people not wanting to stay in large populated areas
And yes it is east to live where you please. It just comes with a trade off here and there

Byron Funkhouser said...

11:40, you said what?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Another conservative claiming to be the REAL victim.

Anonymous said...

Quiet bitch, nobody to ask you to speak when men are talking. That dumb shit down!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Black people are dying disproportionately.

We have black people in America. If you don't like black people why don't you leave?

Anonymous said...

Byron: calling everyone who disagrees with you a racist or Nazi is over done, no one cares any more except brain washed leftists who love to virtue signal in their echo chambers.

BTW the only thing the National Socialists did wrong was to oppose the degenerate weimer republic and lose. There were no gas chambers or extermination camps.

Anonymous said...

Nigga Please. You act different, you live by violence and crime. You play the poor me shit . What you don't see is an attempt to better your life and give up criminal behavior and scams. Oprah sold you back into it.

Anonymous said...

I thought liberals were the ones that pretend ? LIke your buddies the drag queens and gay guys that talk in fake voices, lesbians that dress up like little baseball plying boys..You mean that? Hollywood was invented for fantasy liberals like you ,Byron.

Anonymous said...

Or they could move to your Southern White Enclave where you live? I am pretty sure there aren't many black people there.

Anonymous said...

The social justice warriors need to realize the virus does not infiltrate a persons body based on a quota system.

Anonymous said...

What fuckin' Black leaders? There is no such animal.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off Nazi scum.

Anonymous said...

You are right. How many famous black leaders have been busted for fraud? murder? fathering bastard children ? most all. Remember that MLK hated homos. or did we forget that ?

Anonymous said...

Who wants to live knee deep in puke , shit and rats ? Urbanites love that shit.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's Nazi Punks Fuck off.. But great attempt.

Anonymous said...

Please people calm down as today is a day of celebration. Obama stepped up to the plate and announced he would endorse SLow Joe Biden. Yes the fearless former leader had balls to throw his support behind his former Vp after all other candidates were knocked out the race. That Obama has some big brass balls ..LOL. Maybe he'll go out on a limb again. What a proud black man we had as a president, unable to endorse anyone until there was no left.

Anonymous said...

Hey Byron, you dipshit. They’re the ones complaining. So if you’re not happy with all the freebies and cash the Preachers and Cleaver bring to the hood, then bail for a new hood.
Speaking of... why don’t you stick to your own hood? Or are you really in Raytown?

Anonymous said...

^+100