Flint Water Crisis

The Flint Water Crisis and COVID-19 Health Disparities Share Roots in Racism and Classism

A total of 42 charges have been filed against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, in connection with the years-long Flint Water Crisis that killed 12 people. LX News welcomed Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, an Associate Dean for Public Health Integration at Michigan State University, to discuss what she calls “one of the biggest acts of environmental racism in my lifetime” and why similar disparities are now being seen during the coronavirus pandemic.