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Kansas City votes to remove Martin
Luther King’s name from historic street

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/6/2019 11:36:25 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from one of the city’s most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King’s name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King’s name. The debate over the name of the 10-mile (16.1 kilometer) boulevard on the city’s mostly black east side began shortly after the council’s decision in January

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 11/6/2019 11:43:12 AM (No. 228305)
It's sad that when one see MLK Blvd. the instinct is to run in the opposite direction.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Luandir 11/6/2019 11:55:03 AM (No. 228309)
Quite possibly, the burghers of Kansas City wanted to head off that type of decline.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 11/6/2019 12:01:07 PM (No. 228319)
Does naming a street after MLK cause the decline, or do they pick the worst streets to name after MLK? From experience, when traveling, NEVER stay at a hotel who's address is on MLK.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TJ54 11/6/2019 12:01:35 PM (No. 228321)
another devastating loss for the Libtards
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 12:04:32 PM (No. 228324)
This is really good news. The Paseo mostly is in what has become "the black part of town" in the last 4 or 5 decades, but I think even the blacks like the history behind the old name. KC's first (of many) boulevard, from what I have heard.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 12:05:34 PM (No. 228328)
#2, "the burghers" changed the name (city council), the people voted to put the original name back, overriding the city council.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimbojet 11/6/2019 12:10:32 PM (No. 228340)
I live in a suburb of Kansas City. This has been boiling since the City Council approved it. The new mayor wouldn't even touch it. What the AP doesn't say is that people were upset that the Council made a decision with little to no input from the public, particularly the people who live on The Paseo. Some of these families have lived their for generations. The name change may well have happened and the vote gone very differently if the local politicians would have respected the residents.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bgarrett 11/6/2019 12:11:52 PM (No. 228344)
hooray! no more Marching Looting King
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Reply 9 - Posted by: linkay6 11/6/2019 12:20:36 PM (No. 228356)
I am a KC resident. It's great that the name is changed back. There was no reason to name it after MLK. We weren't asked to change it originally. Happy we got the opportunity to VOTE it back to it's original name! NEVER should have been changed in the first place. Irritating is the money wasted in the whole process!!! Nothing against MLK.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vincent Vega 11/6/2019 12:30:06 PM (No. 228371)
FTA: "supporters of the Martin Luther King name suggested the opponents are racist" Wow, who saw that coming?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry 11/6/2019 12:33:43 PM (No. 228377)
Perhaps it would have gone over better if it was renamed after Barry Obozo. King Putt Blvd. or Double Boogie Lane.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono 11/6/2019 12:44:09 PM (No. 228391)
Restoring "The Paseo" won the day. I wonder how things would have turned out if "Mahomes Way" had been one of the options.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 11/6/2019 12:50:16 PM (No. 228396)
Like what has been said before, the Paseo has a long history in KC and it even has kind of a musical lilt to it. Good that it has been changed back.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/6/2019 1:28:32 PM (No. 228448)
Naming streets after that fraud was the result of knee jerk emotionalism by foolish politicians. Shoving George Washington's Birthday into "Presidents' Day" to elevate that philandering phraud King was the last straw. Minimizing our Founding Fathers to elevate power seeking idiots has not stopped there. Now removing our Confederate monuments and censoring inconvenient things from American history and even libraries is rampant.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: coldoc 11/6/2019 2:05:03 PM (No. 228483)
My thought exactly, #1. When in a strange city its a red flag for a no-go zone.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sam1 11/6/2019 2:13:23 PM (No. 228487)
When traveling in unfamiliar areas, I knew to bypass the MLK Blvd exit regardless if the gas gauge was on low.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 11/6/2019 2:36:05 PM (No. 228496)
I’m not scared to say I’m happy about this Hope it starts a trend in other cities.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 11/6/2019 2:44:38 PM (No. 228504)
Martin Luther King is the only man in the country who owns more streets than Robert Kleagle Byrd. Luckily those are all contained in West Virginia.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/6/2019 2:47:47 PM (No. 228506)
There is one benefit to having a street named for MLK. It tells the out-of-towners where they can buy drugs.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Southron 11/6/2019 4:25:05 PM (No. 228560)
That's racist!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: udanja99 11/6/2019 4:50:03 PM (No. 228573)
Maybe the blacks wanted it changed back because MLK was a Republican, not into being a victim and not nearly woke enough.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: EatMeIfYouDontLikeMyOpinion 11/6/2019 5:02:08 PM (No. 228581)
The fat black reverends in KC started stirring up this crap, The Paseo Blvd name goes back decades. For the city council to ignore the rules they must follow and make the change in a meeting like the cockroaches they are in a dark room, shows their incompetence. Mayor sQuinton Lucas the other others should have their paychecks docked to pay for replacing all of the signs. This had nothing to do with race and everything to do with political correctness.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Omen55 11/6/2019 5:56:28 PM (No. 228629)
Racists!! Don't care!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: snakeoil 11/6/2019 7:21:54 PM (No. 228694)
MLK I can take. But where I live we have Cynthia McKinney Blvd.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Penney 11/6/2019 10:26:10 PM (No. 228783)
Actually, KC voted to restore its beloved original name to PASEO Boulevard! The lefty/dem city council changed that historic name against the will of the people in a blatant display of power. The council then hurriedly changed the street signs, replacing them with their new name at quite an expense to the taxpayers who never wanted the change at all. KC already has places named after MLK and they are not adverse to naming a street for MLK, ...just not that historic street. Thankfully, the signs replaced had been saved so they can go back up where they belong. ...That is, 'the rest of the story.'
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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird 11/6/2019 11:40:14 PM (No. 228830)
How refreshing. The people ruling...
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