The Fight for Water Justice
Environmental racism has plagued many communities in the United States for centuries, but it is especially prevalent when it comes to water infrastructure. Many marginalized regions struggle to obtain reliable and clean water sources. On this episode of A Word, host Jason Johnson discusses how the recent water crisis that struck Jackson, Mississippi has become an everyday consequence of inequality in many rural Black communities. His guest is MacArthur “Genius” Catherine Coleman Flowers. She is the author of “Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.” They talk about environmental justice and how access to safe drinking water is an issue throughout the nation.