—Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
The recent tragedy involving toxic, lead-laced tap water in Flint, Michigan highlights the growing gulf between rich and poor, and majority and minority communities.
St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to remember that rish and Italian immigrant groups — who did as much as any others to create the city we know and love — eventually came together and even intermarried on a large scale.
—Cid Martinez [This piece originally appeared on CNN.] Last week, Bernie Sanders’ campaign released a four-minute video ad featuring an endorsement from the daughter of Eric Garner, the New York man who was choked to death
—Peter C. Little As anthropologist and disaster studies expert Gregory Button, author of Disaster Culture, recently put it, the unfolding disaster in Flint, Michigan is more than a case of urban lead contamination. Rather, it