East is East and West is West


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Kansas City remains one of the most segregated metropolitan areas, both racially and economically, decades after housing discrimination and school segregation were outlawed. American Public Square and the Johnson County Library will explore the issue with a panel featuring

  • Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black. 
  • Arthur Benson, Civil rights attorney, Kansas City
  • Sly James, Mayor, KCMO
  • Michelle P. Wimes, Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.​