Wednesday, June 17, 2020
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY BLACK CLERGY REJECT MLK RENAME PLAN FOR J.C. NICHOLS PARKWAY & FOUNTAIN!!!
In reality, there's a broad diversity of opinion about this issue throughout Kansas City and this issue if far more complex than polarizing Internets chatter talking points.
To wit and just as we predicted . . .
THE REVS WANT THE PASEO AS MLK BLVD AND THEY'RE POLITICALLY DESTROY ANY POLITICO WHO OFFERS LESS!!!
Don't believe TKC?
Northeast leaders thought they were starting a political grassroots renaissance when they temporarily flipped MLK BLVD back to The Paseo . . . But a 10-minute interview betwixt Congressman Cleaver & Al Sharpton basically destroyed any credibility they had built and decimated their political prospects in KC Proper. Sure, they might have social media love and a sense of pride . . . But they'll never get people to go on record with a campaign donation -- Which essentially makes them powerless.
Here's today's update that was inevitable and confirms the continued political slap fighting over a fountain . . .
KSHB: Some leaders in KC’s black community oppose plan to rename JC Nichols Parkway for King
“While renaming J.C. Nichols Parkway could make a statement about this generation’s regret of the society’s past wrongs, naming it after Dr. King is not appropriate,” SCLC of Greater KC President Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr. said in a statement. “The potential renaming of this miniscule Parkway does not arise to such principled standards of freedom and justice for Black life.”
“Most Black children would never see and be inspired by Dr. King’s name in that location as young Blacks are socially unwelcome on the Country Club Plaza, as attested to by historical curfews banning their presence,” Howard said.
“J.C. Nichols Parkway has not been an enrichment to Black business and entrepreneurship in any significant way,” Howard said. “Simultaneously, mainly white businesses on the Plaza have profited from Black consumer spending while Black businesses in the urban core and elsewhere suffer from a lack of white consumer dollars contributing entrepreneurial inequity, stagnant Black business growth, and Black business failure.”
Developing . . .