Kansas City Star Reports 'Racial Reckoning' Northland Demand

Quick question . . .


It doesn't sound like any fun.

At best it might be a public television special that most of the city will skip. 

At worst . . . Maybe a REALLY BAD night at Worlds of Fun. 

Because journalism isn't really a think anymore we're not sure. 

Here's the best that dead-tree can tell us . . .

The shooting of Yarl, a 16-year-old high school student, last Thursday has provided for many vivid confirmation of the racism they say pervades the Northland. Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson said Monday there was a “racial component” to the shooting, but didn’t elaborate. Yarl’s family has said he sought help at three homes before someone assisted him.

The shooting has pointed a harsh spotlight on an area with a longtime reputation as a white enclave separated by the Missouri River from the more diverse city core. As local leaders grapple with the fallout, calls are growing for Northland leaders to more fully reckon with racism within their communities.

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Calls grow for a reckoning on racism in Kansas City Northland after Ralph Yarl shooting

As hundreds of people gathered in Kansas City's Northland over the weekend to demand justice for Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager shot by a white homeowner in Clay County, Nicole Price heard a shout come from a passing car. "Trump 2024!" a man who appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s yelled at the crowd.

Protesters rally in downtown Kansas City to demand justice for Ralph Yarl

National civil rights leaders, local activists and community leaders held a press conference and led protestors Tuesday afternoon outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City. They showed up to decry last week's shooting of a 16-year-old Black boy after he rang the wrong doorbell in a Northland neighborhood.

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