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The Color of New Raytown

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Raytown has been attracting more and more African American and Latino residents in recent years. But as the town becomes more diverse, some of the new residents feel the town government and police are not ready for the new demographics. Some hoped that changes to the city's charter would make Raytown's government more inclusive - but residents rejected the new charter by a 3 to 1 margin Tuesday.

Tracy Allen is a reporter for the Kansas City Call newspaper - she's been covering race relations in Raytown for the year. She spoke to Sylvia Maria Gross.

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