Analysis Of The Book ' Flint Officials Are No Longer Saying The Water Is Fine '

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Summary
America’s most recent water contamination crisis is detailed at great lengths by Monica Davey in her New York Times article, “Flint Officials Are No Longer Saying the Water Is Fine.” Davey’s article illustrates how Flint, Michigan’s problems are due to economic hardships, government instability, along with unwise decisions on behalf of the government. As a result, the community of Flint has been divided drastically. The water contamination of Flint is the latest blow to a dilapidated city. Additionally, Flint’s residents’ daily hardships are also detailed; the stories are personal accounts of what it is like to live without clean water and the affects it has had on them. Moreover, the aspect of how Flint’s water crisis affects the city, socially and economically was also discussed. Further into the article, residents conveyed their unimaginable stories on how their lives have changed for the worst. While the stories of these residents are insightful, they detail an issue larger at hand. The media has only covered Flint’s water crisis from a governmental aspect, and how the middle class and the city’s economy is affected by the water. On the other hand, lower-income families who are most effected by Flint’s water contamination crisis are forgotten, due to their unheard voices.
The economic downfall of 2008 has resulted in the loss of nearly half Flint’s population. Due to the loss of population, Flint is faced with the challenge of meeting their residents’ needs. With…

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