Which Michigan cities are in receivership?
Yesterday at my Occupy meeting we watched a recent Rachel Maddow piece on the suspension of democracy in Michigan:
If it’s too long, the short version is that instead of having elected officials, some specially chosen towns have instead ‘Emergency Managers,’ who do things like save money by pumping in poisonous water.
So, as usual, my group had a bunch of questions, among them: what is the racial make-up of the towns who are in receivership?
Well first, here’s a list of towns currently under receivership, which I mapped on Google Maps:
And next I looked at a census map of where black people live in Michigan:
I also wanted to zoom into the Detroit area:
and compared that to the municipalities under receivership in the area:
Just in case you’re wondering, that teal spot on the left is exactly where the Inkster is. And Wayne County’s government is also in receivership, but it’s a county, not a town.