Other than an pathological obsession with politeness and social niceties . . . Generally the Kansas City metro is home to quite a few genuinely decent people.
Sadly, giving locals the benefit of the doubt doesn't make for worthwhile Internets content.
Accordingly . . .
Without giving in to equally boring outrage against "progressives" or "Fake news" we notice two recent stories that offer a questionable narrative . . .
This first tale seemingly equates a disgusting school Internets comment with allegations of systemic racism . . .
Parents in the Park Hill School District are demanding accountability for the student or students behind a racist petition last week that they say was a call to bring back slavery. The school district has shared few specific details about the incident, which originated at Park Hill South High School last week.
Even better, a local prog blog denounces middle-class white people engaging in protest of any sort . . .
For decades, people have used the phrase "playing the race card" to shut down conversations about our nation's racial caste system. What they likely didn't realize was that the phrase offered a tacit admission that racial grievance, in many cases, had virtually no equal and virtually no response.
Sadly, these posts don't really require a satirical response because the self-righteous indignation is hilarious in its own right.
What's more interesting and newsworthy is that the racial avarice propagated by so many media outlets during last year's BLM riots has never really taken hold at the local level and its power to attract attention is slowly but surely losing power.
Developing . . .