Republican Governor Rick Snyder's men have wreaked untold economic damage on the residents of Flint on top of the threat to their health.
Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?
Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.
Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?
The white dominant culture is more interested in critiquing the rap music rather than critiquing the conditions to which the music bears witness.
Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.
The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.
Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.
We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.
Despite Groveland becoming a beacon of light for black residents, local law enforcement had become known for their brutality toward the black community.