Our Divided City
Documentary filmmaker Michael Price examines violent crime on the East side of KC.
Our Divided City examines violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is interviewed for Our Divided City, a documentary examining crime and its causes and solutions east of Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri. For more and to watch the full film, visit kcpt.org/ourdividedcity. In this clip, he talks about reasons why he thinks so many of homicides in Kansas City, Mo., occur in the black community east of Troost Avenue.