A local public radio "journalist" digs up a crusty and almost completely unread document from 1865 and then projects a highly aggrieved racial screed against KCMO parks.
The suppositions aren't based on fact and the sophomoric essay is the kind of tripe that would barely count for college credit at even the most progressive institution.
For those who need myths about local racism to keep their job or get a promotion, this kind of junk might be useful.
But make no mistake: The KCUR report is the OPPOSITE of journalism.
This is garbage for people who are either willfully naive or suckers for a worn out political narrative that only excites a shrinking minority of well-meaning white women who grew up in a middle-class bubble.
Check-it . . .
After spending most of my free time in parks for a year, I visited St. Louis and saw a city that related to its parks very differently. My attempts to understand why revealed a stark truth: our parks were designed to separate people, not bring them together.