Michigan’s top civil rights officials held their first a public hearing on the Flint water crisis today.
Dozens of Flint residents told their stories to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.
“This is not a black or white thing,” Flint resident Tony Palladino testified, “because this water is killing all of us.”
Other speakers complained about racism, water rates, real estate red-lining, and Gov. Rick Snyder.
The commissioners noted a task force set up by Gov. Snyder called Flint’s water crisis an example of “environmental injustice."