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Black in America

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On April 14, 2018
Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According to Brennan Walker, for some reason, the homeowner seemed to think that when he knocked on her door, he wanted […]

Flint

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On May 8, 2017

Every time you think the Flint water crisis and the response of the state of Michigan couldn’t get any worse, you find out that it can always get worse. Melissa Mays and her family have been thr

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How Fascism Rises

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On December 9, 2016
Michigan Republicans are attempting to make protest illegal. Republicans in the Michigan House voted late Wednesday to make it easier for courts to shut down “mass picketing” demonstrations and fine protesters who block entrances to businesses, private residences or roadways. Under the legislation, which Democrats decried as unconstitutional prior to the 57-50 vote, individuals who […]
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Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016
If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well as economists and an engineer. There are essays on the history of environmental injustice in Flint, the history of lead pipes, and […]

Water Thieves

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On July 14, 2014
If only we could combine Michigan’s draconian anti-water laws with Texas’ love of killing people we would be able to deal with these savages committing the heinous crime of having water in their homes. Share
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