This cowtown hosts many unique ways of diminishing, marginalizing and stereotyping our neighbors.
Without offering a lecture, this really worthwhile & fun local college post offers an outside view of commonplace backhanded conversation starters.
Check-it . . .
When I toured UMKC, I felt like I was in a cooler version of my hometown. I'm originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which - contrary to prevailing ideas - is not a cowboy town, rural town with one exit on the interstate or part of the "Little House on the Prairie" series.