My article for PBS NewsHour on Benton Harbor and lead in the drinking water
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Two bridges stretch across the winding St. Joseph River to connect the Twin Cities, or the Little Twin Cities, of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in southwestern Michigan.
From the Benton Harbor side, one bridge leads to the hospital that serves all the people in these two communities, where in the past, Black residents have complained of disparate treatment.
The other bridge leads to the jail.
How ‘segregation, disinvestment, and concentrated poverty’ preceded lead troubles in Benton Harbor | PBS NewsHour
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