Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning

Fredrickson, Leif
Date Written:  2016-03-07
Publisher:  The Ecologist
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18992

The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortgages left black families in inner cities, exposed to flaking lead paint in run down housing, leaded gasoline residues and lead pipework. Now is the time to correct this shocking historic injustice.

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