I wish I could say that 10 years from now people will look back on this newspaper effort and roll their eyes . . . But, truth is, it's pretty cringe-worthy RIGHT NOW.
From our vantage . . .
Corporate media hits a new high/low in condescending coverage by way of irrational exuberance over racially charged coverage.
Those of us without a slew of racial hangups will see this kind of pandering for what it is . . .
To use the parlance of rapidly aging hipsters . . .
This just comes off "thirsty" in so many ways.
Here's the premise . . .
"For Black History Month, people in the Kansas City area tell us what Black joy means to them."
For the record, we do believe that Black History Month is important and there are so many facets of Kansas City's past which deserve to be chronicled . . . Readers might actually learn something and garner a greater appreciation for the narrative of this cowtown which connects with and depends on the African-American community . . . But the touchy-feely gaiety just comes off desperate and strays from the importance of understanding the HISTORY that has helped to shape our community.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
For Black History Month, The Star asked all of you in Kansas City to tell us what Black joy means to you, and to share a recent memory from your life that embodies this idea.