Environmental Concerns Reflective of Racial Inequity


The Healthy Homes Coalition continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Flint. Their brave actions have caught the attention of many across the nation who have grown comfortable with environmental racism and injustice. In a recent article posted to the Rapidian, Partners for a Racism Free Community speaks to the wider injustice and offers a call to action.

"Water is a natural resource that, in the developed world, we often take for granted. On a daily basis, most people in the United States do not question whether or not their drinking water is safe. In Grand Rapids, most people don’t think about tap water so dangerous that its consumption could lead to negative health outcomes and bathing in it a dermatological disaster. Environmental activism exists, in this country, as an idealists’ pursuit, not as an existential emergency."

"However, there are the stories that have gone untold for far too long that are now being thrust into the light as a result of the disaster in Flint."

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