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"If you go around to these different predominantly Black communities, you see the same problems.”

Lowndes County, Ala., native and community organizer Stephanie Wallace, regarding the Civil Rights Act complaint that alleges racial discrimination in the way Alabama wastewater infrastructure was implemented. For many residents in the county, they have on-site septic tanks for sewage disposal, but those tanks are failing which causes sewage to back up. Nearly 10,000 people live in Lowndes County, about 73 percent of whom are Black and 28 percent live in poverty. (NPR — Oct. 13, 2023)
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