[Blackstudies-l] After slavery, oystering offered a lifeline. Now sewage spills threaten to end it all

Maria Helena Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Wed Sep 1 09:27:41 EDT 2021


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/01/sewage-spills-crisis-virginia-oysters-black-communities

Black people in Virginia are disproportionately suffering under the weight
of a sewage crisis.

For four months, Hill was unable to harvest her oysters because of the
leak. “It is devastating,” Hill said.

“It seems like a form of systemic racism not just for me as an African
American female, but for those who are not the 1%.”
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