In Michigan, Black people are FOUR TIMES more likely to die of coronavirus than white people. This week, the state declared racism a public health crisis. @garlin joins me 9aET to discuss the effort to reverse systemic racism & lower the devastating death toll. #velshi
UPDATE: An elected official in a mostly white county in northern Michigan who used a racist slur prior to a public meeting to describe Black people in Detroit will resign, the county administrator said Friday.
“Well this whole thing is because of them (N-word) down in Detroit," he reportedly said.
Rural Michigan road commissioner Tom Eckerle used N-word and declared that Black Lives Matter is "taking the country away from us."
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer weighed in.
"Swing states like Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania have experienced some of the largest decreases in voter registration among Black and Hispanic voters between the 2014 and 2018 midterms. "
via @KellyJ_Mena + @janieboschma
Over a Zoom court hearing, a judge in Michigan sentenced a Black 15-year-old to juvenile detention. The reason: “guilty on failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school.” The judge ruled this violated her probation.
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