A debate over leadership sparks allegations of racism from local activists and this cowtown's so-called "paper-of-record" that doesn't produce a print edition on Saturday.
Here's a peek at the newspaper's position regarding the ruckus . . .
"The two Black members on the seven-member board could end up getting shut down on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion that the district has been wrestling with for three years. Here and across the country, school boards have become polarized over these issues, fighting over how to address race in the classroom and over false charges that schools are trying to indoctrinate students with divisive racial ideology.
"Equity efforts began in Lee’s Summit under former Superintendent Dennis Carpenter, the schools’ first and only Black superintendent. Carpenter won a fight to get equity work started in the predominantly white suburban district."
Something also worth consideration . . .
The push for "equity" and been financial devastating and increasingly divisive for the district.
One example out of many . . .
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. Was the Lee's Summit School Board sending a message about equity and inclusion to the district Thursday night when it voted along racial lines to keep a Black member out of a board leadership role?