DAILYKENN.com -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard has been toppled in Kansas City, Missouri. The street's name has been change — or restored — to Paseo Boulevard.
The change is the result of a ballot initiative. Nearly 70 percent of voters preferred topple the MLK "monument." 60.28 percent of the city's population is considered white and 28.71 percent is black [source].
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Nearly 70 percent of the vote, which came from a low voter turnout, are a sign that change is coming. Kansas City's council members chose to change the name to honor King, the celebrated civil rights leader, in January. The move was met with mixed reactions, which led to Tuesday's item on the ballot.
"The biggest argument came from people who felt like they weren't included in the process," Joey Thomas, owner at JoeyCuts Barbershop, told FOX4.
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