ckennedy (christy kennedy)


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Activist remembered for decades of efforts to raise up the downtrodden

Like so many others I loved CJ for who she was and what she stood for. She was one of my heroes and an inspiration to countless others. We'll all have to step up in her honor.

April 21, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Historical parallel

It's true. Data, legislation, education, and just plain decency have never been enough to change all hearts and minds. Multiple approaches have always been required for social progress and this has always included public shaming. It's now just so much more comprehensive and immediate via social media, which has indeed propelled change.

November 25, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Smear campaign

Good letter. A lot of us remain angry for a slate of legitimate reasons. As for getting on with it? It's true that Brownback is still governor. But considering the damage he has already done plus his current arrogant onward! stance—despite repeated failures and massive opposition even within his own party—chances are that for many Kansans circumstances will not only continue to be dire but will get worse. ( I still can't get over his election night claim that Kansans "stood up and said, enough!") It's not just Christianity he has a hollow understanding of. He has more than a little trouble with economics and irony.

November 25, 2014 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Hospital testing patient with 'low to moderate' risk of Ebola virus

Oh yeah, the Democrats are behind this. We hate America and we want everybody sick. Yeah, that's it.

October 13, 2014 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your turn: Schools, society must confront racism

Well said. And I like this Mrs. Johnson. We still need much more like her who can re-educate and steer people in the right direction. But it's much easier to start off right by teaching kids, through words and deeds, that empathy and tolerance are at the core of how to treat their fellow human beings.

September 23, 2014 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Everyone’s rights

This letter writer wanted to make people think and at that she succeeded. But most are only thinking of how to possibly respond to such nonsense.

July 9, 2014 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Naadir Tharpe jolly good chap

I agree with the 5/13 letter to the editor. This piece is a mean-spirited and insulting non story and I'd say an apology is in order.

May 13, 2014 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County agrees to fund food stamp-farmer market program

Farmer's markets are a bit different from the markets you may be used to. While all the vendors would be happy to be better compensated for all their hard work and devotion, they didn't go in to it simply because of the potential income. I'm no economist, but it seems to me that prices of local food has gone down as demand goes up, as part of the income generated goes back into production infrastructure.

April 26, 2014 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Done deal

I had no idea. This is very disturbing. What the hell, KU?

April 16, 2014 at 8:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your turn: Former editor earned community’s respect

I worked in the J-W mail room (1978-1981) while attending KU and from even a very little interaction with Mr. Mayer I remember him as a dignified, kind, and thoughtful person. Those of us piling inserts into a machine and counting the papers that went into bundles were every now and then reminded by another higher up fellow how unimportant and easily replaceable we were. I have no similarly fond memories of him.

April 12, 2014 at 2:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )