The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Emergency Manager Law in a Racist Society

Jan 18, 2016

According to Democracy Now!, 52 percent of black Michigan residents lived in areas overseen by emergency managers from 2013 to 2014. Only 2 percent of white residents of Michigan were in the same situation.

In other words, white residents in Michigan have not lost democratic rights in the same way that black residents have lost them.