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(Guardian)   "In Jackson, where 80% of residents are Black, the cold led to breakages in the city's ageing pipes, leaving thousands of its residents without running water"   (amp.theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-03-05 8:44:38 PM  
where's elon musk when you need him
 
2021-03-05 8:46:57 PM  

OlderGuy: WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.

Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...


All jokes and snark aside, the race of the poor people living atop 100-year old pipes is irrelevant. It will cost the same amount of money to replace them, and the same archaic policies put them there and kept them there to begin with.

This is just pure governmental neglect, coupled with social indifference. Don't pretend that a POOR white neighborhood would have had its pipes replaced by now; the operative adjective here is poor, not white.

The difference is that white people would blame the blacks for nonexistent welfare taking money away from fixing the pipes, that's all.
 
2021-03-05 8:55:16 PM  
Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab
 
2021-03-05 8:58:02 PM  
Circumstance.
Pity, isn't it?
 
2021-03-05 9:10:53 PM  

gameshowhost: Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab


The Pol tab is the motherlode of irrationale.
 
2021-03-05 9:31:53 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Jesus H Christ, you're human garbage.
 
2021-03-05 9:41:47 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?

False equivalence.

Broke-ass white Texans almost certainly support the policies that caused them to lose power and voted for the politicians who enacted said policies.

Broke-ass non-white towns, if their votes were counted at all, almost certainly did not vote for the politicians who caused this.

White Republican voters who die of hypothermia in their own houses are abusers who got what they asked for and deserve. People who did not vote Republican and suffered at the hands of Republicans are, instead, victims.


Blah blah blah WEATHER IS RACIST! SNOW IS WHITE THEREFORE THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS ARE WHITE SUPREMACIST CONSPIRACIES!!
 
2021-03-05 9:41:49 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Broke ass, majority white Texan town loses power (and freezing pipes) for days, leading to deaths: Look at these farking morons! You deserve all of this because of the way you vote! You stay there!

Broke ass, majority black down suffers failing infrastructure: Isn't it horrible how racism did this?


Wow.

Worst hot-take of the year candidate here.
 
2021-03-05 9:58:55 PM  

twocent: Mellotiger: Say what you will but I guarantee you Mayor Lumumba is doing all he can for his city.

Jackson is a Democratic city, and Lumumba ran and won as a radical progressive activist. The entrenched powers would have tried to crush the city no matter what color the guy was.  Mississippi is what Gaslit Nation calls a "hostage state".


He figured it out. Now all the black people know why they can never find their car keys.
 
2021-03-05 10:18:02 PM  

Kriggerel: vudukungfu: I was told Jackson was hotter than a pepper sprout.

Only if you get married in a fever.


Nice!
 
2021-03-05 10:21:07 PM  
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Good job, revolutionary mayor.
 
2021-03-05 10:21:48 PM  
If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.
 
2021-03-05 10:48:52 PM  

WhippingBoi: Jesus H Christ, you're human garbage.


Perhaps.

Perhaps I'm just completely out of f--ks to give with the kind of American Conservative human garbage who have made a pile of s--t so deep it's choking and drowning much of the planet.
 
2021-03-05 10:58:13 PM  
AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?

Grampa Joe doesn't know what day it is.
 
2021-03-05 11:26:04 PM  
I'm pretty sure every city's pipes are aging.
 
2021-03-05 11:57:16 PM  

gameshowhost: Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab


Is that the answer to your own question?
 
2021-03-06 12:22:05 AM  

Magnanimous_J: You overestimate the agency of poor whites and underestimate the agency of poor blacks.


JFC
 
2021-03-06 12:26:52 AM  

monsatano: Hurr durr blah people and white people in different places both lost water so systemic racism doesn't exist


Or they can just agree to hate Mexicans instead
 
2021-03-06 12:28:09 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Magnanimous_J: You overestimate the agency of poor whites and underestimate the agency of poor blacks.

JFC


If the opportunity should arise, please resist your wholly-understandable and justified desire to commit suicide, and instead consider making a commitment to not acting as a vile racist nazi would act.
 
2021-03-06 1:02:36 AM  
How much have we blown on Covid relief in the past year, 5 trillion or so? How about we redirect some of that where it will do some actual long-term good and not disappear, like rebuilding decaying infrastructure?
 
2021-03-06 1:48:55 AM  

brantgoose: So they are not that much worse-off than before. Their water was probably toxic to start with, and has only become more so when giant multinationals put their nuclear power plants, the Secretly dumped Hazardous Material, and their garbage dumps right next the poorest of the poor.

Can you say Superfund? Just another way being poor is very expensive. I might add the police and the military. Neither of those is for "People Like Us". They are what stands between People Like Us and the poors and muddled classes.


HI!

I've worked Grand Gulf multiple times as radiation safety AND I've worked in radioactive waste, specifically the disposal of radioactive waste along with some hazmat waste!

Would you like all the ways you're an uninformed, misinformed twit list alphabetically or just in the general order they annoy the piss out of me? Because I guarantee you bro, I know more about the processing and handling and disposal of radioactive waste than you do!

/it's called Cradle to Grave boyo
 
2021-03-06 2:56:13 AM  

wantingout: I bet White people are to blame for this.


I bet White people are the real victims of racism.
 
2021-03-06 5:58:52 AM  

Gyrfalcon: OlderGuy: WalkingSedgwick: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

It seems to have a clear impact on the willingness of governments to replace aging infrastructure.

Might have more to do with money available.. or not... just sayin'...

All jokes and snark aside, the race of the poor people living atop 100-year old pipes is irrelevant. It will cost the same amount of money to replace them, and the same archaic policies put them there and kept them there to begin with.

This is just pure governmental neglect, coupled with social indifference. Don't pretend that a POOR white neighborhood would have had its pipes replaced by now; the operative adjective here is poor, not white.

The difference is that white people would blame the blacks for nonexistent welfare taking money away from fixing the pipes, that's all.


Except it's happening in majority-Black areas. Of course you're blind to systemic racism, though, you're a comfortable white moderate. I hope you try to do better than this some day.
 
2021-03-06 7:10:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?


Read The Color Of Law.

Sometimes, correlation IS causation.
 
2021-03-06 7:13:00 AM  

wantingout: AdmirableSnackbar: Has Biden even mentioned this? Does he know about it?

Grampa Joe doesn't know what day it is.


He could be in a full-on coma, and he'd still be a better POTUS than your boy Donny.
 
2021-03-06 7:15:25 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.


Sure, if you don't understand how state-wide financing differs from local financing, which can divert tax money from poor towns to wealthier ones.

You that dumb?  Because you're posting like you're that dumb...
 
2021-03-06 7:52:05 AM  

J_Kushner: Did the residents habitually vote?
No?
Well, enjoy walking out to your outhouse


Did you know that voter supression is an actual real thing?

Especially in Mississippi where the most violent & deadly state-sponsored torture was used on people who tried to vote while black during the 1960s.  What happened to Fannie Lou Hamer when she attempted to register to vote?

Do you think that Mississippi would elect a senator like Cindy-Hyde-I-like-public-hangings-Smit​h without voter supression?
 
2021-03-06 7:55:52 AM  
Oh look, another race baiting thread on Fark. Did Drew's pool boy ask for a raise or something?
 
2021-03-06 8:08:28 AM  

PunGent: Gyrfalcon: How does the color of the citizens affect the age of the infrastructure?

Read The Color Of Law.

Sometimes, correlation IS causation.


Math too!
 
2021-03-06 8:25:14 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: gameshowhost: Why post this on Main Tab, where 3/4 of this site's white nationalists hang out and can barely control themselves from typing "NNNNNNNI**ERRRR!@!!"...?

/y'all mental midgets can't handle the pol tab

The Pol tab is the motherlode of irrationale.


... it's only a model.

/*shh*
 
2021-03-06 1:52:37 PM  

PunGent: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: If they are 80% of the population then it would stand to reason that they elected the people in charge.

Sure, if you don't understand how state-wide financing differs from local financing, which can divert tax money from poor towns to wealthier ones.

You that dumb?  Because you're posting like you're that dumb...


This is the state capital dumbass.
 
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