Flint Water Crisis

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When people are born there are basic needs that everyone should be accessible to survive. People need to have food, water, clothes and shelter, all these basic needs should be readily available. When it is heard that certain parts of the United States are suffering from basic needs is a huge concern. All people should have access to basic needs such as food and water. But now in the 21st century the United States, is facing problems that are usually seen in third world countries. Flint, Michigan is facing a crisis where their community is unable to access clean drinking water, which people need to survive. This issue is extremely important because everyone needs water to stay alive. But this isn’t the only time when people weren’t able to access basic needs and suffered because of it. In 1904-1908 the Hereo and Nama people had…show more content…
People are both having their basic needs taken away from them. The Flint and Hereo and Nama people both are suffering from injustice brought to them by having basic needs taken away. The dissimilarities between them are the Flint residents only had the basic need of water taken away and the Hereo and Nama had all basic needs taken away. Also the residents in Flint were not taken away, their contaminated water issue was brought to them. Unlike the Hereo and Nama which were brought a place that didn’t offer any basic needs to survive. Lastly the Flint residents were all killed but exposed to lead which caused more violence in society. Most of the Hereo and Nama people were killed seven months after being deported to Shark Island. By comparing and contrasting these two events that have happened it shows that they are more dissimilarities then similarities. The one but most important similarity that they have in common is the environmental injustice and environmental racism that was performed in both
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