Thursday, May 07, 2020

New Book Examines White Flight Impact On Kansas City Public Education History

Blame game tome takes a look at the local legacy of racism but offers a pass to the FAILED Kansas City Desegregation Experiment that sounds nice was more about paying for Olympic-sized pools, fencing coaches and an army of administrators.

Checkit:

Creating the school advantage

LAWRENCE - Parents have always wanted the best for their children and have never been shy to move to areas that have the best schools. But one period of American history completely changed where the "best" schools were, and how people moved from the city to the suburbs not only changed schools, but established lines of demarcation throughout communities that went far beyond school districts.

21 comments:

Trotter said...

That is exactly what mayor Emanuel Cleaver did when he was elected mayor. He was pounding the drums for the Kansas City Missouri school district, while he moved his family over off Gregory and Blue Ridge so his children could attend Raytown School District. That's also what the black community did in the late 80s and early 90s. They fled the inner city east on 63rd Street and South on u.s. 71. But to date there are no stories explaining black flight.

Anonymous said...

^^^ DAMN GOOD CALL!

Anonymous said...

an insight not generslly known.

Anonymous said...

We also have attorney ARTHUR BENSON to thank for ending up screwing the district. I bet most of you douche bags don't even remember him.

Anonymous said...


@9:51 Good point! People need to take a look at Richmond MO, Grain Valley MO, Blue Springs MO and Lee's Summit MO. So people like the IDIOT Michelle Obama need to keep their mouths shut about white flight!

Anonymous said...

The Shawnee Mission School District was the beneficiary of the low building and infrastructure standards particularly in those northeast Johnson County municipalities right after World War II. No sewers, no sidewalks, no storm sewers, curbs or gutters, and building standards were pretty much a joke. Foundations built with little or no reinforcing bars, only four inches thick or less, local streets not much more than a few inches of gravel base and cold mix asphalt on top. New housing came cheap because of all that, and property taxes could be more focused on building new schools. New schools attract young families, and so the suburban boom took off. I lived north of Meyer Boulevard and east of Prospect growing up. Forced integration, busing, white flight all triggered by racism sent white families to Raytown, Lee's Summit, Prairie Village, Leawood and Overland Park in about equal numbers from my Southeast neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the KC school district receive $50 million as a result of an order by a Federal Judge from Springfield, Missouri? This was in the late 60s when that was a very large sum of money. All that money and still no improvement. As long as the children have no viable family structure the black population in Kansas City will always lag behind.

Anonymous said...

@11:23, there's no "lag behind", it simply does not advance period. The planned destruction of the black family by the progressive democrat party destroyed most chances of that race succeeding. Even if there is an argument for a lower average IQ in their population, they could still succeed. I know a bunch of low IQ whites, the ones that came from strong families are still dumb, but successful, working jobs where hard work rather than high intelligence is needed. This destruction had the planned effect of making them generationally dependent on the government in all aspects of life. Look at the Latin American countries. I suspect they have the same IQ as blacks, however, they have very strong family units and value hard work to maintain that family. At this point in time, I don't know that any outside influence can solve the problems within the black community. They will have to listen to their elders (the 75+), learn and implement that knowledge on their own accord. I'm lower middle class, I work hard to provide for my wife and kids, its a joy to come home everyday and see them. The democrats have virtually eliminated that mindset from blacks.

Anonymous said...

The School Board at the time pissed all of the money the Judge made the State hand over away on Buildings and "Facilities" (look at the parking garage built for the now-abandoned Westport High School) rather hiring and training competent Teaching staff.

The quality of education didn't improve, so a plan was put in place to forcibly distribute the white students across the District. We were at that time trying to find a house to buy in the Old Northeast area, and had almost decided among three choices when we were told by the District Administration that our four year old daughter would attend the closest school(James) for Kindergarten and possibly First Grade, but that she would then be bussed to whatever school the District needed her in to balance the racial mix.

So, we opted instead to move north of the River, into a slightly larger house for about two-thirds the cost, where she went k-5 in one NKC District School, 6-8 in a second, then 9-12 in one of the NKC High Schools.

If that was "White Flight" we were forced into it, but I feel uncomfortable with the blatant racism of that label.
I would prefer to be called a "Responsible Parental Refugee".

Anonymous said...

@12:12, then why are the Republicans so obsessed with kicking the Latinos out? According to you, they are the sort of people we should be encouraging to live in this Country.

Anonymous said...

12:16 really? Explain who’s he’s kicking out before you make another stupid comment again.

We still encourage good honest hard working people but the kicker here dummy is they must do it legally, just like it has always been before the dimwits screwed everything up all for.... wait for it, illegals to vote for them. It cost us billions and billions of dollars a year to take care of illegals who get better everything and yet we have poor Americans that can’t get a good education or health care why again? So the dimwits can get illegals to vote Democrat. I know it’s really hard to understand for your pea sized brain but those are the facts.

Anonymous said...

Why are the same people elected? Kcps has been a pile of s::: since 1970. That’s 50 years of waste,theft,lies and promises not kept. Billions have been wasted.

Anonymous said...

12:16, 12:28 answered very succinctly: Republican's want people to play by the rules. I'm 100% behind fully securing the border, we're the only Nation on Earth that doesn't. Those very same hard-working immigrants can come through properly. Those that are here to simply suckle off the system, are not welcomed. Personally, I'm a big advocate in making less red tape to let those that contribute to society, in. The sometimes decades-long process is ridiculous. Especially if they have an employer sponsor the process should be a matter of hours for a temp, and a fast-track for those that want to live here permanently. My experience is the company I worked for picked a couple guys up at some border town every construction season. They'd come up, rent a house and bust their tales. Two of the younger ones I believe became citizens and moved on to other jobs. The older one socked away every penny, sending it down to his family in Mex. He "retired" in his early 50s and last I heard was living like a king with a successful family. You too could learn a lesson from those people; I doubt you've done a minute of hard labor in your life.

Hyperblogal said...

A man lived in a house on Lawn Avenue with his wife and two daughters. It had been his parents house. Right across the street was Gladstone School. The desegregation mess caused the school district to tell him one daughter was accepted at Gladstone, but the other daughter was to be bussed to a school around 55th and Park. The man moved north and both girls went to their neighborhood school. Whenever I see the author of the desegregation lawsuit on television I have to take air-sickness medication. He and Judge Clark destroyed KCSD and, in the process, the communities it served were handicapped by the school admission process which was uncertain at best.. The middle class - all races - does not have to put up with that... and didn't.

Anonymous said...

Republicans respect Latinos and their strong work ethic and values.

We want a secure border to keep out the drug cartels.

No one wants the drug cartels to take over the U.S. like that have Latin American countries via murder and mayhem.

Of course racist Democrat Party wants to make secure borders a race issue to divide Americans for control.




Anonymous said...

To add to my 12:12 post. Make no mistake, the same progressive democrat party is doing their absolute damnedest to destroy the white nuclear family as well, the black population at the time was smaller, and concentrated in fewer areas making it a much easier target. Look at the majority of millennials today - products of public education - few want a family, they maybe want to play friends with benefits and have no kids. They aren't likely to become dependent on the government, but they've turned into worker bees with no commitment to wife, kids, Church; just the Party/Gov who tells them how to feel and act.

The brown folk will be next when the enemy within has destroyed the white community (if they can), just happens that the brown folk with those beliefs in a strong family and in God are spread far and wide over many Nations, not just here. The scourge of the progressive is unrelenting over centuries.

Anonymous said...

4:38, to the Marxists and, later, the Communists, the nuclear family was an enemy of an enlightened proletariat. Much energy, and no little amount of violence, was spent to break up traditional family bonds, so that the State would become a substitute parent. Not much has changed in that regard. Only they now call themselves Democrats.

Paterfamilias said...

Civilized flight: It is about civilized people, real families with a married heterosexual couple having legitimate children, under the aegis of the European civilization that their ancestors transmitted to them, building a city for their children to live and thrive in. Enter the savages, the animals devoid of culture, family ties, letters, history, who simply defecate children into the wild to survive long enough to breed some more. Of COURSE the smart people grab their children, their alphabet, and their soap, and flee to farther away!

Anonymous said...

Even Kansas City suburban schools are under performing. Missouri schools are all declining.

Anonymous said...

The only way to save our country and our families is to remove from our midst anyone found to be a criminal leftist either by imprisonments or deportation and any subversive criminal democrat leftist insurgent found to be in our government such as pelosi, schiff, Cortez,Schumer to name a few should be removed immediately and tried for treason and executed if necessary. I guarantee the rest of the scumbags will be on a slow boat to Cuba you’ll see everything quickly straighten out in this country

Anonymous said...

It's simple. Desegregation killed the city schools in Kansas City and every other city in the nation.