Flint, Michigan: Neglected by the Government, No Place Else to Go

News & Analysis

How Flint, Ferguson and Baltimore are All Connected. Emily Badger for The Washington Post.

I Grew Up in Flint. Here’s Why Governor Snyder Must Resign. Art Reyes III for Talk Poverty.

A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint. John Eligon for the New York Times.

Flint’s toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making. Andrew R. Highsmith for the LA Times.

Race is In the Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink. Jim Wallis for HuffPost Politics.

 

 

Connections

Across the board, when we start to probe deep into these forgotten places, we start to see a trend emerge. We start to see the different ways in which racism impacts African Americans, and we also see the different ways where it impacts the places where they live.
– Henry Louis Taylor, professor of urban and regional planning at the University at Buffalo

The best answer to continual denials from white Americans of being a racist is this: Racism is in the air that we breathe and the water we drink.
– Jim Wallis, writer

No matter what their credit is, no matter how many years they’ve been working for Buick…. They have no place [else] to go.
-Ailene Butler, 1960’s Flint, MI activist

 

Statistics

42% of residents of Flint, MI are below the poverty line.
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