Links to grey sources, media and videos that address the intersection of race, inequality and water justice

The Black Plague (The New Yorker) 

A Green New Deal architect explains how the protests and climate crisis are connected (MIT)

Countering water colonialism: Indigenous peoples’ rights, responsibilities and international water governance frameworks (FLOWs)

“When you’re Black, you’re at greater risk of everything that sucks”: FoodShare’s Paul Taylor on the links between race and food insecurity (Toronto Life)

Black Baltimoreans are particularly hurt by soaring city water rates, report finds (Baltimore Fishbowl)

New study urges Baltimore to act against rising water rates that disproportionately affect African Americans (Baltimore Sun)

Trump administration blocks tribes from protecting their waters (The Hill)

Detroit’s poor struggle to keep the water on amidst coronavirus crisis (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

Will Detroit be returning to mass water shutoffs in the middle of a pandemic? (Planet Detroit)

Coronavirus lays bare health disparities amid Michigan protests (Bridge)

Millions of people of color have NO access to affordable health care or quality education — 2 million Americans lack running water (Market Watch)

They Were Cleaning Up One Of America’s Most Polluted Neighborhoods. Then Came COVID-19. (Huffington Post)

How many Michiganders are still without clean water during COVID-19? Not even the state knows. (Michigan Advance)

For Many Americans, Poor Water Access Heightens the COVID Threat (US News)

Opinion: Pandemic tells painful story of inequality (Detroit News)

‘Hold My Earrings’: Black Women Lead on Systemic Solutions in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond (Color Lines)

The U.S. Should Stop Water Shutoffs During the Covid-19 Pandemic—and Forever (Gizmodo)

How Do You Fight the Coronavirus Without Running Water? (NY Times) 

COVID-19 and ‘Chasing for Water’ – Water Access in Poor Urban Spaces (IWA) 

The pandemic has exposed America’s clean water crisis (VOX)

The Color of Drinking Water: Class Race Ethnicity and Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance (American water Works Association) 

Read Up on the Links Between Racism and the Environment (NYTimes)

America’s Clean Water Crisis Goes Far Beyond Flint. There’s No Relief in Sight (Time)

When it comes to access to clean water, ‘race is still strongest determinant,’ report says (NBC News)

Water/Color: A study of Race and The Water Affordability Crisis in America’s Cities (NAACP)
For vulnerable black communities, the pandemic is a “crisis on top of a crisis” (VOX)

COVID-19 pandemic exposing America’s water infrastructure crisis (The Hill)

Navajo Nation’s water shortage may be supporting COVID-19 spread (AZ Central)

For Many Americans, Poor Water Access Heightens the COVID Threat (US News)

Navajo Nation residents face coronavirus without running water (CBSNews)

How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes (NY Times) 

Governors: Safe, Clean Water Is Essential in COVID-19 Crisis (NRDC) 

Five years on, the Flint water crisis is nowhere near over (Nat Geographic)

The Navajo Water Lady (CBS Sunday Morning)

The Great Divide: California communities battle for rights to water (The Fresno Bee)

How off the grid Navajo residents are getting running water (PBS Newshour)

Communities across America lack access to clean water amid COVID 19 crisis (ABC)

Living Without Water (VICE)

Canada’s Water Crisis: Indigenous Families at Risk (Human Rights Watch)

Canada’s First Nations face systematic water crisis (Aljazeera)