Friday, June 1, 2018

Flint Water Crisis: Race 'Was Factor' in Authorities’ Slow and Misleading Response, Says City's Black Mayor

Karen Weaver claims she was told to 'get over it' by the state's Republican governor Rick Snyder, an accusation he denies.

By Andrew Buncombe

Karen Weaver, who was elected mayor in November 2015, 18 months after the fateful decision had been made to switch the source of Flint’s water supply, said had the city not been either predominately African American and poor, the crisis may not have happened, or else the response would have been different.

“I sure do. And I was not the only person who thought this,” Ms Weaver told The Independent in an interview in her office.

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Source: The Independent

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