Two cities in the beautiful state of Missouri have made it to the list of the top 50 rudest cities in America, according to the Business Insider website. St. Louis and Kansas City were ranked 30th and 32nd, respectively. However, despite their ranking, these cities are still considered great by many people and visiting them should not be discouraged.
In Kansas City, some locals were accused of being disrespectful in November after silently protesting inside the Paseo Baptist church. The protest was over the renaming of a road to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, which the silent protesters wanted to be changed back, while those inside the church wanted it to remain, according to the York Dispatch. Around 2.7% of people surveyed felt that Kansas City was the rudest city in the United States.
Meanwhile, St. Louis made it to the list due to an incident in which retail chain Nordstrom’s management apologized to three teens who claimed they were racially profiled by employees at one of its stores. Nordstrom employees called the police on the teens, but the authorities found that they had done nothing wrong. After the apology, one of the teens stated that they wanted Nordstrom to use the incident as a teaching moment to move forward and improve.
It is worth noting that these incidents do not represent the entirety of the two cities, and many people have enjoyed their experience in both places. Therefore, it is important to keep an open mind and not generalize the behavior of a few individuals to an entire city.
If you have visited either of these cities before, feel free to share your experience in the comments section. It is always interesting to hear different perspectives and learn from each other. Overall, being on the list of the rudest cities in America should not detract from the unique and wonderful experiences that these cities have to offer.