The promise of slavery reparations paid to Kansas City residents without a vote or public input proved to the last straw for supporters on the fence of giving up on Mayor Q.
What's worse is that when it was clear that this controversial idea OUTRAGED THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS IN KANSAS CITY . . . The mayor quickly walked back his statements and then offered reparations that aren't really reparations . . . Which, in turn, might disappoint supporters of the proposal.
Here's a quote from Mayor Q that explains his wishy-washy proposal that might or might not include even more cash for 18th & Vine District that still hasn't managed to find a profit model after more than 100 MILLION BUCKS have been invested over the course of a generation.
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“One, it’s the right thing to do,” Lucas says. “I think when you look at the historic underinvestment of the Black community in America, when you looked at the challenges that we placed upon many of our brothers and sisters, based upon, not just our past with slavery, but segregation, and redlining after that, it is essential that we find an opportunity to address and to right historical wrongs.”
In addition to the historic underinvestment from and discrimination towards the Black community, Lucas talked about the need for federal aid to reach those who need it most.
“The second is that there is a lot of federal money coming into the states right now, there’s a lot of federal money coming into the cities,” says Lucas. “I don’t want to see what happened with the PPP program where black-owned businesses, women-owned businesses were saying at the end of it, ‘we either didn’t apply or we didn’t have the accounting help or professional services to actually get access to these loans.’ I think, as we are talking about trillions and federal spending coming into our cities, we need to make sure that we’re targeting communities that need it the most.”
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Mayor Quinton Lucas official photo. // Courtesy City Hall Mayor Quinton Lucas provided more details on the Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equality (MORE) coalition he recently joined. Mayor Lucas explained his decision to join the coalition, when benefits from the program might be offered, and who might be eligible.