Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Kansas City Politely Ignores MLK Blvd Now Downsized & Hidden On East Side Amid Renewed Allegations Of Racism

As we all know, "elections have consequences" and the smaller MLK tribute for Kansas City offers a teachable moment about direct Democracy and how attempting to work around the electorate only inspires divisive conflict and inevitable rebuke.

What a recent write-up forgets to mention is that KC voters condemned the tactics of  urban core leaders who ignored the concerns of their own neighbors when attempting overtake a major thoroughfare without consent of the governed.

Sadly, the takeaway from this tragic episode seems to be yet another allegation of racism.

"When asked in February why he thought it had taken so long to see an appropriate honoring, Kevin Woolfolk of the SCLC of Greater Kansas City said, "as great as Dr. King is, it’s just that white people don’t revere our (Black) heroes at the level that they revere their own."

Read more on recent public meetings that, reportedly, barely draw about 40 people . . .

A Solution To Kansas City's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Saga Could Be Near

The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board of Directors hopes to vote this spring on a route to rename after Martin Luther King Jr., a street that might be shorter than previously planned. On Monday, after the second of two public meetings this year, Roosevelt Lyons, Parks and Recreation deputy director of operations, said he expected to be moving forward this year.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, Kevin, that's ignorant. We revere Dr. King for his forward-looking ideas about character over skin color. We don't treat him as a sacred cow or use his name to put off critical conversations about economics, crime, family, and personal responsibility.

But thanks for the racism, Kevin. Do you actually help any black people or is it all just rhetoric and blame whitey? What would Dr. King have said about that?

Tab said...

Black supremacy month was last month. Time to rejoin the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

NOBODY CARES

Anonymous said...

there is a MLK drive in KCK,by big eleven lake. it's not that great or anything, just sayin, it is there and has been for a while. odd that all the local push for MLK, paseo, etc. didn't interact with the street that already is named after dr. king.

white people are very good at forgetting and ignoring historical figures of their own race too, just sayin. equal opportunity total ignorance about history is our american birthright no matter the race color or creed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if the city and the revs hadn't tried to overtake a whole street name without anyone else's input and approval it would have passed. But voters/taxpayers don't look kindly on strong-arm techniques.

Bandit said...

I have an MLK memorial toilet seat because memorials at this point memorials don't mean shit. The woketards don't even have a clue who his is or what it stood for.

Anonymous said...

More lib whining. Keep it up morons.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Reverend McTouchy Feeley that used to head up the local chapter of SCLC? He get COVID and die? In jail for his transgressions finally? Chased outa town? Charges pending? What?

Anonymous said...

Kevin might want to think about the fact that when thugs like Michael Brown are considered "heroes" by the clueless black community, he shouldn't have his feelings hurt that the larger public doesn't feel that way.
Facts are stubborn things.

Anonymous said...

"white people are very good at forgetting and ignoring historical figures of their own race too...."

Name a few historical figures that people of pallor have forgotten and or ignored.

Anonymous said...

I hate Roosevelt Liars.

Anonymous said...

^^^ people of pallor? “unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.”

Don’t you want to wait to honor dementia joe until he is fully dead, you can’t honor him because he’s only partly dead amirite! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great place to avoid.

Bandit said...

The entire city is a great place to avoid. I enjoy mocking the epic failure that it has become now that I'm not paying for any of the stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Kevin says this country is a”beacon of freedom”? Why change anything at all? Most of the other whiny black people would not agree that this country is a “beacon of freedom”. Could it be that Kevin is a stupid, worthless piece of shit?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Col Mike Edson
Lt Bonnyman
Jim Bridger
And every immigrant that passed through Ellis Island
The list is endless

Anonymous said...

So the kcmo blacks and biazous are ignoring mlk...go figure!

Anonymous said...

Stop wasting money on this stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Blacks
Lack
Maturity

Anonymous said...

WHY THE FUCK DO THEY INSIST ON PUTTING THE KING FAMILY ON THE PAYROLL FOR ANNUAL DUES TO SECURE NAMING RIGHTS

DUMB