In Kansas City, MO the city’s first boulevard, (The Paseo) named by it’s original architect, has been renamed thanks to the lobbying efforts of certain identitarian interest groups.
Since the boulevard was suddenly renamed a citizen’s group has gathered signatures to try to reverse the unilateral decision of the council.
It’s amazing to me that they want to rename the city’s first boulevard in particular.
Why does it have to be one of the few streets with an original and interesting name? (named after the Paseo De La Reforma, an iconic road in Mexico City.)
Why not any other street in the city with a number or generic name? Why not a numbered street that crosses racial boundaries in the city (running east to west.)
It reminds me of socialist countries that renamed every road and every monument, in every city, to the same names: Lenin, Marx, Revolution, October etc.
Funny that social justice is acting the same way as the communists, trying to erase previous history.
As you can see from the following Washington Post article, if anyone questions the erasing history, they will be painted in negative racial terms.
I should not have to point out that this is how the Communists acted during their rule. Anyone who questioned their decisions or unilateral authority was called a traitor, or “counter-revolutionary.” The same is happening today when basic discussion is met with accusations of racism.
Group seeks to reverse naming of Kansas City street for King
When the City Council voted in January to name a 10-mile boulevard that runs north and south through mostly minority neighborhoods after the civil rights icon, Kansas City seemed to finally shed its distinction as one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a street named for King. That vote capped a contentious effort led by black pastors and officials of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
But within weeks of the vote, a grassroots group began collecting signatures asking that the question of renaming of the boulevard known as The Paseo be placed on the ballot this year. They want to change the boulevard’s name back to The Paseo. The Save the Paseo group on Friday turned in petitions with 2,857 signatures — far more than the 1,700 needed.
The Paseo, the city’s first boulevard, was completed in 1899 and includes inviting sections with grassy medians, fountains and impressive mansions from Kansas City’s early years.
The boulevard was planned by influential German landscape architect George Kessler, who named it after Paseo De La Reforma, an iconic road in Mexico City. Historians say it and several other Kansas City boulevards, designed with wide expanses and green areas, became the backbone of the city and shaped its transportation routes and growth. They say that connection to the city’s history would disappear if the Paseo name is removed.