Sunday, July 19, 2020

Blame The Schools: KCPS Legacy Of Segregation Explored

Life lesson how racism is taught but never really resolved . . . OR solved with endless taxpayer subsidies. Read more:

Segregation in KC: How the school district helped create the Troost Divide

By Diane Euston w ith contributing historian Tim Reidy When it comes to the topic of racial segregation in Kansas City, fingers can point to several groups or people for the problem that still exists today. It's much larger than one event or one person.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That’s old news time to move on

Anonymous said...

The rich people on the Kansas side needed a cushion from the blacks, they wanted them as far from them as possible.

Desegregation was the end of kcps, White flight happened, the schools dumbed down to kindergarten level for the blacks. 50 years later they’re up to third grade..... maybe.

Anonymous said...

Yet we keep giving them 300 million a year with no oversight. The Board answers to nobody. Employee lawsuits alone have cost the district dearly. Weird

Anonymous said...

Was that Bidens great plan ?

Anonymous said...

The left want to defund the police, yet increase funding for schools. Why would we give more money to a sinking ship? Weird.

Anonymous said...

How many black superintendents and black school boards have we had that used the KCPS as their private slush fund and didn't give a crap about the schools or the kids.

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know Maude. Did you call and ask?

Anonymous said...

The article seems to claim that the de jure housing segregation early in the last century causes the de facto segregation of today. The article does not explain how and when Black families lost their free will to relocate from all-Black neighborhoods to mixed neighborhoods in safer parts of the city. The article contradicts itself in that regard when it describes how Black families did relocate to once-White southern suburbs like Raytown, Grandview and Belton. And the article, like all similar efforts, must carefully avoid comparing crime rates in those suburbs pre-migration and post-migration. That sordid detail would complicate the childlike simplicity of the argument.

Anonymous said...

So the point of the article is that the black family structure has been broken since the 50's and white families don't want any part of that? Seems like gift wrapping a turd, why not just say it?

Mo Rage said...


Segregation of the Black community away from the whites was legalized, of course. Just ask JC Nichols. It wasn't just the school district or system. Our society did this.

Reconstruction then Jim Crow laws and this segregation, keeping Blacks away from better schools, education, jobs and pay. What did or would anyone expect?

Reparations, anyone?