KANSAS CITY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DENOUNCES PLAYGROUND ROPES FOR MLK PARK RENOVATION AS SYMBOL OF RACISM, INJUSTICE & TERROR!!!

The satire writes itself in a recent story of hypersensitivity that locals hope to politely ignore. 

However, activist outcry against the implications of playground equipment deserves deeper consideration as Kansas City struggles to honor the memory of an American civil rights icon. 

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY FAITH COMMUNITY LEADER CLAIMS PLAYGROUND ROPES ARE RACIST AND THREATEN YOUNGSTERS WITH THE LEGACY OF HATE CRIME VIOLENCE!!!

It's a bold allegation that volunteers and organizers didn't anticipate.

Check the story . . .

KCTV5: Feedback on MLK, Jr. Square Park raises unexpected concern

They money line was buried and deserves to be highlighted . . .

Kevin Woolfolk, the director of membership engagement of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Greater Kansas City Chapter, sent a message in the Zoom chat that read, “Not happy with ropes in the play area. Ropes are a symbol of Jim Crow racism, injustice, and terror…. Might be a good idea to eliminate ropes as a feature of the park.”

The knee-jerk reaction would be to take offense and in turn escalate the conversation. 

Alternatively, we think the concern merits serious and precise deliberation. 

TKC isn't so old we don't remember playground ropes. Forgive us if we don't see it anything more than a lame physical activity that doesn't seem as fun as playing video games.

Given that a reference to horrific institutionalized violence that once targeted African-Americans now threatens to impact the design of the KCMO park rehabilitation; we invite readers to contemplate the future wherein youngsters and all people are prevented from having any fun because of perceived historical implications or after municipal leader acquiesce to the effective rhetorical tactics of a faith community leader. At the very least, this town risks living out the plot from Footloose if this temperamental worldview isn't respectfully challenged. 

In conclusion . . .

We can only hope to reassure EVERYONE that it's highly unlikely the designers of youth activities intentionally referenced hate crimes in their plans. Moreover, the path to move forward and out of the shadow of alleged systemic racism might be to exercise some level of fortitude when confronted with the imagined legacy of "problematic" playground equipment thereby teaching youngsters to overcome easily manageable obstacles. 

You decide . . .

Comments

  1. that zoom meeting and most others could have been an e-mail.

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    1. To a hammer, everything is a nail.

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    2. Don't worry. We just need a few more consulting contracts and another month to debate this subject from home.

      Thanks KC!

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  2. This means I'm going to have throw away my beautiful MLK soap-on-a-rope made by an African-American company in New York. Sounds like we're going a bit too far with this fear of everyday household objects.

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  3. many people have drowned in water. Don't drink it!

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  4. Kevin needs to get a real job actually helping black people instead of incredibly stupid shit like this.

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  5. The ropes used during the 19th century that supposedly to this day terrorize blacks were made of hemp. Hemp is a cannabis plant. So is marijuana. Therefore, marijuana is racist and blacks should avoid it.

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  6. Oh goody! The bedwetters have found another reason to piss themselves! Better not go in the mountains in the winter. They require chains at times and that would set you into a total meltdown.

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  7. The Libtards appear to be becoming more Libtarded by the minute.

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  8. They are beyond libtards 2:15. They are now woketards.

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  9. so if woolfolk had to clear an overhanging over the house tree limb while cutting to clear his roof, or got stuck in some snow, mud or a ditch with his car or simply there was a want for a tug of war session at a birthday party would he resort to chains, kite string, what else is there?

    rope may last quite a while on those swing sets thus saving tax payer cents.

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  10. There seems to be a problem here with the ability to think...

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  11. A rope like a gun will never kill someone unless a human element enters the picture and controls it to do so. Labeling an inanimate object as something evil or racists is just a lazy way of avoiding the truth and facts of life. A swinging baseball bat will kill you only if set into motion by a human.

    I guess the park will now have no swings as I'd be more incline to say chains would invoke more terror than a rope.

    While we are on the subject there should be no climbing structures or tall swinging structures as they could all be deemed as looking like gallows.

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  12. Byron Funkhouser2/24/21, 3:14 PM

    However, activist outcry against the implications of playground equipment deserves deeper consideration as Kansas City struggles to honor the memory of an American civil rights icon.

    Alternatively, we think the concern merits serious and precise deliberation.

    JUST MORE VICTIM-HOOD BULLSHIT. DOES NOT DESERVE ONE SECOND OF CONSIDERATION.

    SIMPLY ANOTHER IN THE UNENDING BATSHIT LIST OF THINGS FOR LIBS TO WHINE ABOUT.

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  13. ^^and yet it's you who's whining. So weird.

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  14. Can these freaking Karencrats get any frigging dumber ? A big F--k them.

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  15. Here is an example of how stupid it is getting :


    By Ariel H. Kim and Anjeli R. Macaranas, Crimson Staff Writers
    February 16, 2021
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    Reparations for descendants of enslaved individuals in the U.S. could have reduced Covid-19 transmission among Black Americans, according to a peer-reviewed study published online last Tuesday by Harvard Medical School researchers.

    The study is part of a larger report by the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice — a group of experts that is investigating several claims for reparations worldwide — that will most likely be published in the summer of 2021, according to Medical School professor Eugene T. Richardson, who chairs the Commission.

    Richardson, who is also the corresponding author of the study published Tuesday, said the commission is examining reparations claims involving South Africa’s apartheid system, Native American genocide, descendants of people enslaved in the U.S., India’s caste system, Caribbean slavery and genocide, female victims of armed conflict, and climate justice among others, in order to produce recommendations.

    Richardson said the study on reparations for slavery is the first to be published based on research done for the report.

    This study, according to Richardson, aims to develop an infectious disease model that incorporates considerations for racial health disparities.

    “Almost all of the Covid models you’ll look at have to do with wearing masks, social distancing, closing down businesses — that kind of thing,” he said. “Yet, there are these huge health disparities — notably between people of color and white people, especially in the U.S. — and you rarely see racial justice interventions being incorporated into these models.”

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  16. How come everytime we hear from the SCLC they're bitching about something like this? If they gave a shit about the MLK park their fat asses would have kept the park in good shape. I'd be happy my neighborhood park is getting some nice playground equipment and an upgrade.

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  17. ^^How come every time you hear about this you whine about it? Better question Maude.

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    1. Oh, Chimpy/3:46, you're just angry there's no monkey bars installed there. Crybaby.

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  18. there is no issue that won't offend somebody. I only hope this guy is laughing about it behind the scenes. He is obviously not a real "leader" who deserves to be taking seriously.

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  19. LOL! Democrap SCLC scammers dredging up shit from 90 years ago.

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  20. no worries..the hood rat kids will soon vandalize and tear up all the playground equipment anyway...

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  21. OK, the shark has now been officially jumped.

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  22. I like rope. We should have miles of rope in the shithole ghetto.

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  23. Just type " BLANK is racist" in google and see what happens.

    Victim mentality makes you a victim.

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  24. I lit a match today and freaked out because it reminded me of how the KKK used to wield torches to scare my immigrant Italian grandfather outside his home in the 1930s.

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  25. Good greif. I swear the moron just look forcsomething to be upset about! Then if you do nothing because of bs like this, the SAME morons complain about that. They always want to be a problem not a solution.
    Give me a break. Bulldoze down the mlk park. Problem solved.

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  26. They should have used chains.

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  27. Home Depot has to go!!! It sells rope

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  28. I saw dog poo in a yard today and freaked out because of my memories of bullies lighting dogshit in a bag on fire on my front door step and when I stomped it out, it would get on my shoe. Put a doggie diaper on all your dogs so I don't have to go through that painful memory again.

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  29. All KC Taxpayers2/24/21, 5:23 PM

    It is people just like this guy that "keep the black man down". Looking at everything (anything) offered to you and your community ... FOR FREE... as something to cry and complain about. Something to make it wrong.
    Then there was discussion about how to prevent vandalism to the park when it is done. Here is the answer to that concern: Start right now teaching your kids about right and wrong and why they should do right and not do wrong. Problem solved.

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  30. White people will soon be required to shave all pubic hair as it appears to be making fun of black folk's afros.

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  31. Didn't China Joe Biden tell everyone he used a chain to beat up on poor old Corn Pop.............that's racist right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Hey, y'all, I ain't going in the aisles that have bags of cotton balls--not looking at no watermelons--not walking by any sturdy horizontal tree branches--cuz all that will trigger this ol' ni...I mean, soul.

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  33. And I denounce black music, black slang, black hair, black clothing as a sign of racist hatred, injustice, terror and the crime they bring on our towns and cities.

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  34. The "Everybody is a Celebrity" and "Every Day is the Silly Season" is now officially 24/7/365.
    Will there be selfies?
    Will local TV "reporters" be there?
    Will the Star support the idea with a hard-hitting editorial?
    Who cares that there'll be no results or playground equipment for the kids.
    Another local KCMO and "community" leader has arrived!
    Hahahahaha!!

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  35. George Soros and Hugo Chavez designed that park

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  36. What a total MORON!

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  37. More lib whining. Keep it up suckers.

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  38. ^You read these comments CHUD? It's repubturd whining non-stop. Your salty tears are so delicious.

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  39. The playground rope pictured doesn’t do justice to some of the awesome new playground systems.

    There is one way out at like 143rd and nall school , elaborate spider web of playground ropes and system

    These could be solution to adult fat ass-ness they are that much fun

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  40. Ungodly demons. Dr. Martin luther king would have dismissed them as loons. Stop claiming everything as racist.

    Are your cotton undies racist, chocolate ice cream, black berry pie, chains on tow trucks,shoe laces,cotton q-tips? When does it stop.

    Folks running behind idiotic nonsense that have no moral wholeness. Their worse than king nebucunezzar in the book of Daniel in the bible who was turned out to roam like a wild animal. Until he acknowledge God he wasn't restored to his kingship.
    Theres a spirit of evil roaming the earth now, but is being defeated in jesus name.

    These FOLKS have reprobate minds. Any that follow or listen to them are lost morally, have no discernment, mentally defunt and are far from Almighty God and Jesus. None of these folks had ever been enslaved in America. Free to complain and cause chaos. This is over in jesus name. They need to look at ROOTS movie from 1970s.
    Folks cant read, handle their money or eat healthy and they scream racism.

    Where were they when preditory lending nation wide taking Blacks homes though fraud from clinton, bush and obama years? WHAT ABOUT KIDS NOT REALLY LEARNING PASSED THOUGH GRADES UNTIL THEY DROP OUT. WHAT ABOUT FOLKS GETTING PASSRD OVER FOR TECH, MEDICAL DEGREES AS DOCTORS AND FOREIGNERS IN THOSE JOBS? SO WHERES THE RASICM CRIES. NAACP SCLC URBAN LEAGUE AND OTHER GROUPS TOOK CASH FROM SAME FOLKS WHO SCAMMED BLACKS AND OTHERS SAID NOTHING. NOW ITS ALL RACIST. MONEY FROM FORD FOUNDATION AND BILL GATES AND BIG BANKS KEEPS THEM SILENT.

    Then let's see if they think their cushy life is full or racism or is it a FALSE tactic to stir minds towards destruction.

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