Kansas City Confronts Renewed Demand For Reparations

Of course our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY was FIRST in reporting Kansas City delving into the slavery reparations political power play earlier this year.

We broke the story back in March.

Today lesser bloggers and social media pundits are pushing the crusade but once again they're behind the curve . . . 


Here's a quick look at headlines and stories that provide more perspective . . .

What would reparations for Black Americans look like? An expert does the math

Tulsa's history is casting a larger light on the long-term effects of institutional racism, lost opportunities and the toll it all takes on the wealth of Black Americans. The wealth gap is believed to have widened during the pandemic and stretches among all levels of education.

Well Deserved Skepticism . . .

'You Don't Want To Give Us The Money' For Reparations, Revs Say

During a Monday interview on Boston Public Radio, the Rev. Irene Monroe and the Rev. Emmett G. Price III cast a skeptical eye on the notion that Black Americans might see reparations for slavery any time soon, even with some signs of movement in Congress. Their conversation was prompted by April's advancement of H.R.

Reparations As Stimmy . . .

4 ways reparations for slavery can help close the racial wealth gap

Reparations for slavery are in the news again after discussions at the local and federal levels. Reparations can help close the racial wealth gap by reversing some of the damage of structural racism. They can take the form of cash, as well as housing, education, and business grants.

Nearly two dozen Black massacres in American history. Reparations? Rarely.

The 1921 destruction in Tulsa wasn't the first or the last race massacre that leveled homes, usurped land or destroyed livelihoods for Black Americans. One of the first was in 1863 - sparked by a draft law. One of the last happened in 1923 in Rosewood, Florida.

Counterpoint . . .

Slavery Was So Long Ago, What Good Will Reparations Do Now? - The Good Men Project

The legacy of slavery and the patriarchal Christian white supremacist racist foundation on which the U.S. is built - the "original sin" - has carried to the present day continuing to marginalize, disenfranchise, and oppress people of African descent in this country.

Former Prez Trump Also Seeks Payback . . .

Trump demands China pay 'reparations' for role in coronavirus pandemic

Former President Trump Donald Trump Ex-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE on Saturday called for China to pay "reparations" for its role in the coronavirus pandemic amid a renewed debate around its origins.

The Case For LGBT reparations . . .

Gay Reparations Are Past Due

It may seem surprising to American readers, but one of the most vibrant human rights movements around the world today is "gay reparations," or policies intended to make amends for the legacy of systemic discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Not All Reparations Are Created Equal . . .

Black Americans getting $25k reparations - but residents call it 'fake'

THE first US city to introduce slavery reparations is facing backlash from black residents who have blasted the $25,000 payments as "fake" restitution and claimed it is "not benefiting me." Evanston, Illinois, voted in March to approve the first slavery reparations system for black residents in a $400,000 program that was expected to be a blueprint for the rest of the country.

You decide . . .