A controversial note comes from our readers but certainly deserves consideration amid all of the racially charged rhetoric surrounding the local vaxx effort . . .
A quick reminder about the priorities set aside by Mayor Q and council . . .
The word from our blog community and one of our favorite readers . . .
"I am well aware there are all manner of disparities in Kansas City, I've lived through them, but this virus is such a threat that ANYONE who wants a vaccine should get it.
"What's disappointing to me is that this is yet another instance where the conversation is focused on racism more than anything else.
"Unfortunately, this kind of conversation will discourage so many white seniors living in the urban parts of KC. They'll feel left out and possibly alienated by language that excludes them. I'm concerned for my white neighbors who now view than pandemic as just a minority issue and don't realize that COVID is colorblind and not nearly as picky as our (elected) leaders. As a Black woman I've helped both my white and Latino senior friends get the vaccine, they both didn't know it was available to them in part because my council members in the 3rd District are only focused on protecting their own special interests and their friends.
"It's a shame this pandemic has divided our community and I would rather see KCMO focus on vaccinating EVERYONE who needs help and not just those who are politically connected."
You decide . . .