This morning data-driven journalism from our blog community powers an important FACT CHECK for Kansas City media that often lectures the public about diversity and inclusion.
Check-it . . .
IS KANSAS CITY PUBLIC TELEVISION A BASTION FOR WHITE MALES WHO DON'T PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH?
Let's quickly answer that question by going directly to the data compiled by Guidestar for KCPT - Now KC PBS.
BOARD MEMBERS = 24
By race: 79% White, 13% Black, 4% Latino, 4% Asian
By gender: 58% Male, 42% Female
SENIOR STAFF = 7
By race: 86% White, 14% Black
By gender: 71% Male, 29% Female
As you can see, the answer to the original question posed, "IS KCPT A BASTION FOR WHITE MALES WHO DON'T PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH?" would appear to be a resounding YES.
At first glance, that seems to be odd, does it not? Given that KCPT is at the forefront of KC regional Liberal news spin, promoting the Progressive agenda of things like illegal immigration, government expansion, LGBTQ, climate change, the welfare state, minimum wage mandates, anti-police rhetoric, and more. I wonder how many area residents realize that White Males are far and away the primary benefactors of KCPT's leadership posts.
According to their latest available (2017) IRS Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, KCPT paid their White Male KCMO non-resident CEO Kliff Kuehl just over $337,000 for a 40-hour/week schedule. There is also an additional performance bonus of $60,737 disclosed on Schedule J, Part 1, Line 7.
Public charity pays well for those at the top, and those at the top of KCPT are White Males! Go diversity! Go inclusion! Go away, and let White Males run the show?
You decide . . .