What's more exciting is the debate over gentrification and how a great many ethnic groups and people of color fear middle-class white hipsters moving into their neighborhood. Moreover, politicos often work to protect these fiefdoms and have consistently provided a reliable base of support.
For now, here's another glimpse at the past . . .
Kansas City has a storied history of racism and segregation, one that's been documented well by local historians such as Sherry Schirmer, who wrote a book on the perception of race in the metro and its impact on development.