More than anything, last night's voter endorsement of monuments to old school slaver & Native American killer Prez Andrew Jackson should offer Kansas City voters "a sense of place" as to how the electorate really feels regarding social justice protest and vandalism.
TKC DOES NOT claim voters who chose to keep the statues are racist . . . However, it's clear that bombastic pronouncements of racism and oppression do not help to convince the local electorate.
Sadly, this is a lesson that Exec White still hasn't learned given his statement after the vote.
Jackson County Executive issues statement on Andrew Jackson statue election results
“I am proud to have stood up and stood on behalf of a movement demanding fairness, justice and equality in Jackson County. I remain committed in my belief that the statues of a man who owned slaves, caused thousands of Native Americans to die and never stepped foot in our County should be removed from our public facilities. The statues are not an appropriate representation of who we are and who we strive to be as a community – a community that is welcoming, diverse and open-minded. I have a tremendous amount of respect for our democratic process, and while I may not always agree with the outcome, I believe there is something we can learn from every election. I look forward to engaging in more opportunities to eliminate racism and discrimination in Jackson County as we continue the fight for equal rights and justice for those we serve.”
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