A recently-leaked audio file appears to feature a Flint, MI official using racial slurs and propagating ignorant stereotypes about African-Americans.
The tapes were obtained by Truth Against the Machine, an online news outlet run by Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks.
“Flint has the same problems as Detroit—fucking ni**ers don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them,” says Phil Stair, sales manager for the publicly-funded Genesee County Land Bank.
And in another segment, Stair says “Well, I call the south side, where we were, that’s the new east side cause we [land bank] tore most of it down; all them derelict motherfuckers have moved down to the south side. They’re destroying that.”
Despite Mr. Stair’s assertions, independent investigations have found that it was state officials who were overwhelmingly responsible for Flint, Michigan’s lead water. Poor people aren’t guilty in the Flint crisis. It happened because Rick Snider wanted to save some money and he decided that screwing the poor would be the best way. He thought people wouldn’t even notice they switched to that dirty water. Blaming the citizens for this? Utter nonsense!
People were paying their bills and were poisoned anyway, because politicians didn’t try to care about the people.
In that leaked audio Phil Stair also said that he had black friends and that’s why he can say “nigger.” Can you believe that?
Soon after the leak mr. Stair has resigned from his position.
He needs to go and get some more education, not a job.