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Minorities Pay More For Utilities

 Stephen Gasteyer and Rachael Butts from Michigan State University examines how “structural inequalities” result impact utility costs and create disparities along racial lines.

Racial minorities pay systemically more for basic water and sewer services than white people. This “structural inequality” is not necessarily a product of racism,  but rather the result of whites fleeing urban areas and leaving minority residents to bear the costs of maintaining aging water and sewer infrastructure.” S. Gasteyer

http://news.msu.edu/story/10062