Truthout: EJ Director Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright Speaks on Flint Water Crisis’ ImplicationsFebruary 10, 2021
“Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, Director of Environmental Justice for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, told Truthout that in addition to illness and death, Flint families are facing factors like increased medical and mental health care costs that are more difficult to quantify. “What would they have become if they weren’t inflicted by not just a level of incompetence or willful ignorance, but dehumanization?” Rogers-Wright asked. “If you’re going to put something in a population to keep them down for a generation, it would be lead,” he said, referring to how lead poisoning has been shown to cause behavioral problems and difficulties learning to listen, speak, read, write and reason. Rogers-Wright also noted that none of the charges against the nine Michigan officials include civil rights violations.”
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