Hey Everyone. I have been working on a new Podcast series called InDig, a Podcast on Human Dignity, as part of Serv4All. It will present research about issues that matter to me and to the mission of Serv4All -- social justice and human rights, especially for youth. I will post these to this site as well, so stay tuned. The first episode will be about Sex trafficking of youth, so you know we shy away from NO subject!
The government argues that: 1) tap water is safe now; 2) water quality has improved dramatically, and 3) $16 million of the state's funds have gone to bottled water.
But the people feel that 1) the government's word cannot be trusted; 2) the water pipes in Flint have still not be replaced; and 3) there are still chemicals and bacteria in the water, even if the lead content has been reduced.
Here is an NPR report on the new development on All Things Considered, April 10, 2018
Op-ed on Human Rights and the Olympics in the Baltimore Sun Feb 20, 2018 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0221-olympics-politics-20180220-story.html
NFL & Flint: I know I posted this on the website, but it's cool enough to blog it too. TB Bucs DE Will Gholston and Baltimore Ravens CB Brendan Carr will wear #MyCauseMyCleats on Sunday to bring attention to Flint! Carr is from Flint!!
There is now another town in Michigan with groundwater contamination. Plainfield Township has a population of about 30K and unlike Flint is a middle-class, predominantly White town. The culprit? Hush Puppies -- the manufacturer was apparently dumping waste into the river for years....
See the announcement from the Township here: https://www.plainfieldmi.org/house-st-ground-water-contamination.html
How Should the Govt Respond to Hurricane Harvey? The storm washed out Houston neighborhoods, in some cases, for the 3rd time. Should the govt buy out these flood-prone neighborhoods? They did it in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy.