Wednesday, January 27, 2016

National News: Flint Water Crisis

Jake May/The Flint Journal, via Associated Press

Santa Cruz is privileged to have clean and safe to drink tap water. The situation in Flint, a city in Michigan that does not have this privilege, has recently been featured in the news as a result of the environmental neglect leading to Flint's current water crisis. The dangerous condition of Flint's water has spurred many conversations nationally about environmental racism and the ways in which communities of color are put at risk by environmental degradation and neglect.

Many articles are available online detailing the water crisis. "A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint" by John Eligon is one such article that provides an introduction to Flint's current condition as well as the danger of environmental racism.

Those interested in providing aid may donate to any of the campaigns on GoFundMe's Flint Water Crisis Relief page here.

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