What Zika And The Flint Water Crisis Have In Common
Zika and the epidemic of birth defects, like the lead poisoning in Flint, highlight the added burdens especially facing the poor and people of color.
There are striking similarities between the lead-poisoned water hurting Flint citizens and the burdens facing Latin American women with babies born with microcephaly, likely due to Zika infections.
What do these two tragedies have in common? They--and many other similar problems--largely affect poor people of color, people who are politically powerless.