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LGM Podcast: Toxic Debt

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On August 26, 2022
I was lucky enough to talk to Josiah Rector of the University of Houston about his amazing new book Toxic Debt: An Environmental Justice History of Detroit, published this year by the University of North Carolina Press. Among other things, it received a tremendously long review in the New York Review of Books, which was […]

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

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.

Water

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On July 5, 2014

The right to water should be a basic human right and Detroit shutting off water to people who can’t afford to pay their bills is an immoral act. The federal government should intervene to stop t

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Detroit

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On November 13, 2012
So I am getting more than a bit sick and tired of poorly contextualized ruminations on the ruin landscape of Detroit. Some of this art and writing is interesting enough on its own. Marc Binelli’s piece for instance is alright and does sort of get at some of the deeper problems challenging Detroit. But looking […]
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