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Would the water crisis currently happening in Newark be getting as little attention if it were in the town of Bedminster where the president has a golf course? We talk to New Jersey reporters Karen Yi and Nick Corasaniti.
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The Next Flint? Implications Of Race And Class In Newark's Water Crisis | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

32 Comments on "The Next Flint? Implications Of Race And Class In Newark’s Water Crisis | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Brandon Moreland | August 16, 2019 at 1:29 AM | Reply

    How many times has a hurricane ravaged that state? Wasn’t it Hurricane Sandy the hit when Chris Christie was governor and Obama cleared him for billions of dollars in the recovery? Seems like that would have been a good time to redo these pipes

  2. Is this Trump’s infrastructure week finally starting?

  3. Odd how this only happens in poor, mostly minority communities.
    It’s almost as if America treats them like second class citizens. 🤔

  4. Zulu Immortal | August 16, 2019 at 1:45 AM | Reply

    As soon as Newark is gentrified that water will be cleaned up. These people pay taxes…WHY?

    • So you are saying that poor people don’t pay taxes?

    • Zulu Immortal | August 16, 2019 at 2:26 AM | Reply

      @ilcu4p do you lack reading comprehension skills? Obviously I am saying why do they have to pay taxes when their government can’t even provide clean water. What is wrong with you?

  5. Cassidy Smith | August 16, 2019 at 1:58 AM | Reply

    The rich wanted their tax cuts first.

    • This! Americans need to increase their taxes. North-western Europe doesn’t have these types of problems, we have money for infrastructure because we have much higher taxes. For example, in the Netherlands you have to pay a wealth-tax if you have wealth over 30,000 Euro’s, Warren suggested a tax on wealth over 50 million and it was ridiculed… Seriously?!

      Just tax the wealthy and you will be bathing in money to upgrade your infrastructure, support schools, help students get to college and university, etc…

  6. marquis international | August 16, 2019 at 2:01 AM | Reply

    All I gotta say is that they don’t really care about us.

    • marquis international : And, Trump will make a point of it. “When it’s indefensible, you make a virtue of it.” Stalin. Another of Stalin’s tactics for Trump’s Nazi goals. Just wait? Trump will say something stunningly cruel about this. Like when Stalin let millions starve to death, during Russia’s Great Famine

    • Squishy Potato | August 16, 2019 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      Chicago 👀

    • Right! Dems just use us for votes. Total manipulation and deception. The party of epstein eletes, kkk, goldwater, jim crow, slavery…..

  7. Lorenzo Carmagnola | August 16, 2019 at 2:28 AM | Reply

    Bernie 2020. We need more justice and progressive change to save the future. Shameful racist classist inaction. They are saying that those people aren’t worth it. Money over people.

  8. There is literally hundreds of Flint in America, because it was engineered for years.

  9. No THIS BY DESIGN !!!!!

  10. I was diagnosed with a rare and deadly kidney problem that appears to be improving as a result of filtering all of the water that comes into my house. The water I drink is further purified with reverse osmosis. I would not trust those dinky PUR filters for anything. They should just give people a countertop reverse osmosis kit. It is the proper thing to do. Each one costs $400. Which is nothing when you consider what kind of healthcare costs these people will be incurring a a result of lead poisoning.

  11. Bobby Babylon | August 16, 2019 at 4:00 AM | Reply

    Lead water pipes explains why so many Americans are morons.

  12. Let’s just be honest if this happened in white affluent neighborhoods it would be fixed in a week.

  13. Angelus Tenebris | August 16, 2019 at 5:14 AM | Reply

    Why is this always happening in low income communities? 🤔🤔🤔

  14. Stalin wrote off whole regions of Russia during their famine, allowing them to starve to death, as they had nothing to offer him that the state couldn’t just take from them anyway. He used it as a political message, to punish those who don’t toe the line. Trump’s goals may well be Nazi, in flavor, but his methods are Stalinist, at every turn. He’s been learning it from Putin.

  15. Please don’t be confused by the level of violence and crime you find in your country. Please don’t be surprised when you read about another mass shooting or when the number of mass shootings outnumber the days in the year thus far. Lead is a trans generational toxin, passing from mother in infant, you should be more concerned than you are and you should boot a clown who relaxes water and air quality standards and brags on big beautiful coal. 

    A recent investigation by Reuters found that lead exposure affects kids in communities across the country — not just in high-profile cities like Flint, Michigan. This is worrisome, because elevated blood lead levels in kids have been linked to an array of developmental delays and behavioral problems. More ominously, this could also increase crime.

    Kevin Drum and others have argued that lead exposure caused the high crime rates during the 1980s and early 1990s. There has been suggestive evidence of such a link for decades, though it hasn’t gained much traction in research or policy circles. But the case that lead exposure causes crime recently became much stronger. 

    Lead toxicity: a review

    Ab Latif Wani, Anjum Ara, and Jawed Ahmad Usmani

    Additional article information


    Lead toxicity is an important environmental disease and its effects on the human body are devastating. There is almost no function in the human body which is not affected by lead toxicity. Though in countries like US and Canada the use of lead has been controlled up to a certain extent, it is still used vehemently in the developing countries. This is primarily because lead bears unique physical and chemical properties that make it suitable for a large number of applications for which humans have exploited its benefits from historical times and thus it has become a common environmental pollutant. 

    Lead is highly persistent in the environment and because of its continuous use its levels rise in almost every country, posing serious threats. This article reviews the works listed in the literature with recent updates regarding the toxicity of lead. Focus is also on toxic effects of lead on the renal, reproductive and nervous system. Finally the techniques available for treating lead toxicity are presented with some recent updates.

    Keywords: lead toxicity, lead poisoning, heavy metals, environmental health

  16. Shawn Greenaway | August 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM | Reply

    Its ok to poison them they are poor and its their fault.The rich need their tax breaks and the military industrial complex has to be fed.

  17. How is this kind of crap even tolerated in *any* city in America in 2019!?!?

    It is morally wrong for the governments—city, state, federal to have permitted this to happen at all and then now, to not bend over backwards taking whatever necessary measures to *fix* this ASAP is abhorrent.

  18. Slow fuze? ”
    The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint

    By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer

    Filed Dec. 19, 2016″… 2016!

  19. What the plutocrats do to black folks today they’ll do to white folks tomorrow. Because by then it’ll be “established practice”. Look into PFAS.

  20. Squishy Potato | August 16, 2019 at 11:33 AM | Reply

    Calm your panties 😂

    This is America
    The freeways and bridges and streets and pipes all need an *Update*

    60 years of infrastructure not Trumpfh 😂

    #Maga2020 🇺🇸

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