“People are already experiencing skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, vision loss and depression. Children exposed to lead experience developmental impacts such as lowered IQ, decreased ability to pay attention, and diminished academic achievement.”
First, there is a petition and short article below my rant. I apologize for talking so much but the lack of humanity makes me so disgusted. Anyway!
So before I had so much of a chance to do in depth research regarding Flint, Michigan, a press release stating the mayor has called for a state of emergency due to widespread lead-poisoned water. Sadly, this isn’t isolated to this one “incident” and yes those others are here in the states, happening now too. I’ll have more on Flint and others shortly…
For now, the people of Flint are suffering physical, mental and living with fear due to unsafe, unclean & undrinkable water.
Yes, of course there is bottle water; which not all can afford, but even those who obtain it are being robbed intentionally as this water pollution could have been stopped and prevented.
To those who think like the person whom originally brought up bottled water being the solution, I again say, temporarily there is some bottled water, but for how long?
Moreover, think of the money people & corporations make when everyone needs their “product”. That is one of many things I’ll be researching and sharing very soon. The people are not only being abused but also used for heartless money. That’s obvious I believe, but again I’ll have more research regarding Flint and too many other places soon.
Article below, petition with it… I will have a proper post up soon with information not shared and also a video. Remember, this is blatant racism; and it kills. Water poisons are not the only risk factor too many Black Americans are faced with when speaking on environmental issues in the community. This is barely gracing the tip of it… That should enrage and scare you, we must fight, educate; we can get change but we have to fight for it.
Of course Black Lives DO Matter; that’s why issues like this are even more important. There’s no way all these issues which mainly and greatly target the Black community are happening “by chance” or for any other reason.
Logic and living in America even if your white, you should be able to see clearly how real and how horrific things are. Racism, hate crimes and murders allowed and executed by the US government within the Black community. again, disproportionately. And don’t forget, the majority of these victims are unarmed, or a kid, or ‘they ran and he may have had a gun’ or because the cop ‘thought he had a gun but turned out to be skittles’.
American history, TRUE Black History proves both the environmental issues and the police being able to kill innocent people at will and walk away to be more than a coincidence. During the civil rights movement in the 60s the FBI documented wanting to divide and conquer and to ‘get rid of’ the Black community. Those documents were leaked and now can be found; official papers writing their true, racist feelings and sick desires.
Right now it seems the government hasn’t changed much when usually it is the Black community whom are the targets; whom have to deal with loved ones being murdered for no reason, even children and the elderly, only to add salt to the wound by watching the murderer be released after being found not guilty. After experiencing the ‘hardships’ of the police’s tragic but expected paid vacation causes such as having nothing to do with ones time. But more frequently than not they need not worry; most cops are headed back in with their badge to kill on their chest within a few weeks, on the streets again is the murderer, even though they were caught committing a hate crime, a murder, a beating, etc.
So screw anyone who thinks environmental issues, such as the above or police brutality, aren’t related greatly to racism has no right to spread their self pity and lies. I can prove the racism and give numbers on how Blacks and whites are impacted by environmental related issues. Thing is they can’t offer any form of research or factual evidence unless it was ‘self made’ or created by their friend. It baffles me we have people who actually can say racism isn’t real or involved in this… Wow.
The mayor of Flint, MI just declared a state of emergency due to widespread lead-poisoning caused by unsafe drinking water.
Public health studies have shown that lead levels have doubled in Flint since the city switched its public water supply to the Flint River in April 2014, due in part to the negligence of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
While the city’s water has been switched to a different source, it’s not certain that the water is now safe. Even worse, the public health crisis the lead-laden water has created has not been addressed. The most vulnerable to lead poisoning are children and pregnant women.
As the mayor pointed out in her declaration, the effects of lead poisoning are significant, irreversible and create huge needs for increased social services, such as special education and mental health services, and the juvenile justice system.
People are already experiencing skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, vision loss and depression. Children exposed to lead experience developmental impacts such as lowered IQ, decreased ability to pay attention, and diminished academic achievement.
This petition calls on Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take control of ensuring the safety of Flint’s water from the Michigan DEQ. Additionally, the EPA must work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services; and the state of Michigan to develop a funded, long-term, lead action plan to ensure that the citizens of Flint will not be abandoned.
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