Thursday, October 29, 2020

TKC READER: MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS RISKS ALIENATING BLACK WOMEN VOTERS WITH CITY MANAGER SELECTION!!!

This blog has a surprising cross-section of readers from throughout the metro/Midwest/nation/world and right now we want to highlight a perspective that has been unspoken in the discussion of KCMO City Manager job search.

It was widely believed that Mayor Q would make history by selecting the first African-American female City Manager in Kansas City history. Behind the scenes, this debate was so intense that a white dude applicant who didn't make the final round threatened a lawsuit that, apparently, had more influence than most locals realize.  

Now, amid a great many inappropriate social media jokes about "his type" . . . Mayor Q picks a white dude who is well qualified but leaves some of this strongest supporters feeling betrayed.

Here's some worthwhile reference material about the influence of African-American lady voters and the very real power they hold in this community . . . 

CNN: Black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party. And they feel the heavy burden of this election.

Detroit News: How Black women shape Democratic politics

WTTW: Black Women Among America’s Most Active Voters

And so, we turn to one of the very smartest people we know who sent this message for which we are grateful given that is speaks to a subject that local social justice warriors would rather politely ignore . . . .

"So, three experienced African American City Manager candidates (2 males and a female ) were skipped over for young privileged white male for the KCMO City Manager's position. Shamefully, once again African American Women professionals are denied an equal opportunity in the KCMO City Government. How many African American Women have ever served as Department Heads in KCMO???

Signed,

A KCMO Taxpayer and Voter. 

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Now, this isn't just idle chatter or an empty threat.

Remember that last election former Council Lady Alissia Canady posed a serious threat to Mayor Lucas and actually earned a bigger percentage of votes than he did in the 5th District — The REAL East Side. She lost in a plurality but there are quite a few people who believe Alissia Canady could beat Mayor Lucas in a one on one contest.

Even more interestingly, Former Council Lady Canady still has some affinity from local Conservatives after she helped the "Save The Paseo" effort win a petition victory. Meanwhile, without former Council Lady Jolie Justus playing the foil, local right-wingers have quickly lost their patience with the Mayor Lucas.

Now, of course, Mayor Q will hide behind his mom's life story if ever pressed on this topic of his love for Black women . . . We understand the strategy . . . It has worked for him so far. 

However, politically speaking . . . With this move that picks a white guy instead of keeping promises to make his city manager selection "transformative" the Mayor risks some of his most diehard supporters and hopes they they'll forget about the very significant slight a few years from now.

Developing . . .

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Canady. She's not going to win Lt. Governor so Mayor would be a good job for her. At least she has shown that she knows what really matters in KC and stood up for thee Paseo!

Anonymous said...

Quinton has sold out everyone he has ever known. That has been his pattern, anybody who believes his lies should have their head examined.

Frank R. said...

Canady > Lucas.

And yes, I'm one of TKC's Libertarian nut job readers.

Anonymous said...

^^^
Great. You'll fit in with all of the other CHUDS and deplorables.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Lulz!

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

So what is really being said in the article, is that they want a complete and total black government from top down
Just be honest and say it.
It’s no coincidence that the city started going down hill when it became obvious that government jobs were given out based on race and not ability
It’s no wonder that people began leaving after seeing just how disastrous all that incompetence has been you will get exactly what you want, a city governed solely by black politicians and a city that nobody wants to live in

Anonymous said...

Why ANY white person would EVAR vote Democrat is a mystery to me.

This post says it all. Past experience? Present qualifications? Possible contributions based on same?

WHO FUCKIN CARES WHITEY!!!???!!! You are not black and THAT is all that matters.

Identity politics is all that matters.

White people should stick together, we are only 8% of the world's population and if you think it will all work out, just check out how whitey is doing in South Africa, Zimbabwe, for that matter, Chicago, Selma, St. Louis etc etc etc.

Anonymous said...

This reaction was predictable. BLM/CRT insists that the color of one's skin is what matters in hiring, education, etc. It will be interesting to find out how the City Council reacts. It would not at all surprise me if they reject this candidate and tell Lucas to keep guessing until he gets it right.

Anonymous said...


Why? Because he's a white guy? And they say us white people are racist. You people who are in human resources need to remember this when hiring blacks over whites.

Anonymous said...

Do black fat women now run the world ? Welcome to fried chicken hell.

Anonymous said...

I watched the interviews of the four finalist and the Mayor has made the right choice. He is to be commended for selecting competence over race politics.

Anonymous said...

Do we really care what black women who put race and gender over compitence... think about the Mayor and Councils choice? Not me!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Keisha. It has to be a white guy.
It's the rules.

Anonymous said...

Maybe mayor mckneely is crushing on the white guy, salt and pepper might be his thing!

Anonymous said...

I thought we were supposed to get a coon :(

Anonymous said...

Where's the spook?

Anonymous said...

Why didn't we get a porch monkey?

Anonymous said...

Selma. I was just through there. What a shithole.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the spirit of the conversation but even my racist brain says tone the name calling down. Like cursing it's the last resort of low IQ people regardless of color

Anonymous said...


"Transformative" leadership would be providing law and order, filling potholes and making Kansas City streets navigable, providing water Kansas Citian's can drink, holding criminals, looters and arsonists accountable for crimes they commit.

Taxpayer funding of City and Country government is not to fund race baiting activities but to provide basic services to all citizens of Kansas City and Jackson County regardless of race, gender, religious preference whatever.

We are all Kansas Citian's, we are all Americans and the constant race baiting by the Democrat Party and Media is not constructive to anyone.

Same old crap said...

The blacks that have been in office and some that still are haven't done shit for Kansas city. I only speak the truth.

Same old crap said...

10:18. I agree. I will never vote Democrat. They are nothing but losers. Just look at all the bad shit they have done this year alone.

Anonymous said...

If he becomes city manager he will be ravaged by the black cartels that actually run the city. Every decision he makes that fails to put big bux in their pockets will be denounced as racist. And he dare not discipline or terminate any black employees - they're all somebody's cousin, kid or side squeeze. But it's that way in all big cities, so he probably just wants to make some money and build a resume before he gets chased off.

Anonymous said...

TKC should purge these comments of add-nothing racists gosh they run anyone contribute a good comment off.

I would rather see a local person hired as city manager, personally, at least then we know they won't just punch their resume onto some next thing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's gay and that would make him the token minority person.

Anonymous said...

Another TKC race-baiting post. Lots of suppossed rumor, BUT NOT ONE ATTRIBUTED QUOTE OR FACT to back up his assertion that the black community is up in arms over the selection.

I used to mostly enjoy Tony's perspective, but he's turned into as big of a race hustler as Sharpton.

Anonymous said...

Nobody axed the babymamas. Biden said if they don't vote Dem dey isn't black.

Anonymous said...

Just another New Jersey hack brought in by the Lucas gang organization.

Anonymous said...

His first test when he gets to city hall will be having to compete with Melissa Robinson in a pie eating contest.
It won't be a good start for him.
And all downhill from there!

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of black women who don't like Kamala or Sleepy Joe because of how many black men they put in prison for low-level crimes because of their policies or voting on crime bills. Many of them are going to stay at home and not vote, which is bad news for the Dems.

Anonymous said...

Halfricans are lousy in the White House.

Charlie Horse said...

How many African American Women have ever served as Department Heads in KCMO???

African American Women have served head to Department Heads in KCMO 😂