Friday, June 27, 2008

Rev. Kenneth Ray's Shakedown of Cordish and the P&L District

Let us start by saying that we believe the Cordish Company's dress code at the Power & Blight District is clearly racist. For example, as you can see in this Quick Reference Chart used by P&L bouncers, the patron on the left can feel free to come on in and kick back and have a few PBRs, but the patron on the right, with his white tee, baggy pants, and necklace should just move along and go spend his money at a place that welcomes his kind.


Oh yeah, the guy on the right, that's Larry Johnson, Chief's star running back and multi-millionaire.

Having said that, what is not acceptable is Rev. Kenneth Ray's response to the dress code. After a meeting between local minority leaders and a representative from the Cordish Company, he had this to say:

"One thing we can do, or they can do, is to get some black businesses down there," Reverend Kenneth Ray said. "We might feel more comfortable when you talk about dress codes because you'll have some black businesses there."

Thankfully, we aren't the only ones who noticed local minority leaders are apparently willing to overlook racism as long as they profit from it. Tonyskansascity has posted this.

Of course this strategy offends me not because it's an obvious shakedown tactic but because LOCAL BLOGGERS WON'T BE GETTING PART OF THE HUSH ONEY!!!

Just in case Tony has actually gotten Cordish's attention, we'd like to point out that they can make checks payable to James and remit them to:

James
Care of the Kansas Citian
123 My St.
Kansas City, MO 64118.

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