Kansas City Celebrates Interracial Workout

A quick note about Kansas City diversity, equity & inclusion today . . .

The money line . . .

“When you have an opportunity to meet new people that don’t look like you, to talk to them and to just get to know them, those relationships help make the work of racial reconciliation a lot easier,” he said. “You start to find out that people have these ‘aha’ moments. And then they start to have what is the most critical thing that we can have for one another, which is empathy.”

He says overt racism and discrimination have lessened over the decades, but the social impact of Kansas City’s history still remains. Jarrett also mentioned tension returning during the racial unrest of 2020.

“It’s disturbing because I know it’s not really representative of what goes on in Kansas City and even some of the other places that I’ve been,” Jarrett said.

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2nd annual Walk for Unity draws hundreds of people for racial reconciliation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The second annual Walk for Unity was held Saturday morning in the 18th and Vine District. Hundreds of people across the metro walked down Troost Avenue, sharing their lived experiences through conversations with intention of striving for racial unity.