Monday, March 24, 2008

Welcome NAACP

The NAACP has decided to hold its convention in Kansas City in 2010, despite earlier concerns that it would move the convention elsewhere because of a controversial appointment to Kansas City's Parks Board.

It's great news for the city, and I'm sure that the credit belongs to dozens of great people working behind the scenes. I won't trumpet this as a grand victory for the Mayor, nor as a defeat for the people who stirred the pot of animosity and divisiveness so vigorously, because it really is neither. It is what it is - a welcome bit of good news and the culmination of years of good work by many, many people.



Anonymous mainstream said...

Intelligent people can read the same information and come to many different conclusions.

One person could read this as a statement that the NAACP and others overcame the divisive tactics of people that may have been critical of the Funkhouser administration.

Another person could read this statement that the NAACP came to KC in spite of the Funkhouser administration.

Yet other individual could conclude that the NAACP is here in spite of everything - the general goodwill on Kansas Citians drew the NAACP here like a magnet, including the influential members of our African-American community.

And even another individual may conclude that the the early membership of the NAACP marched to Selma, and they will march to Kansas City.

Vive la différence!

(btw, talking in French is something white people like and is also favored by EBP)

3/24/2008 8:43 PM  

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