We often have this idea of racism and prejudices way back then in the 50′s and the 60′s. But in Kansas City, and especially along Troost Avenue, we’ve come to realize that is just a beginning point. There’s a lot of work to do.
There is no them and us when you’re at parties. As long as there’s a them & us, we’ll have Troost dividing it.
We don’t want to ‘endure’ anymore, because our people deserve better than this.
Our children have to have a hope in tomorrow. Otherwise it doesn’t matter what I do today.
Wealth is built over generations. In order for that to occur, somebody in a generation has to say “I am willing to sacrifice for those who are coming after me.”
We have to take a more proactive role and not be afraid of what may happen. Because whatever you are afraid of today, it will be worse if you do nothing.
I think the days of waiting for government to solve all problems – whether they’re city, state, or federal – are over.