Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

People Are Not Getting a Full Picture of Flint, Mich

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

People Are Not Getting a Full Picture of Flint, Mich

Article excerpt

Rob Rogers' Jan. 20 cartoon on Flint, Mich.'s plight was uninformed.

Instead of giving credence to every entertainer and politician who is suddenly an expert on Flint consider this: Flint proper is home to the branches of two world-renowned educational institutions, a leading charitable foundation, major industry, a host of small businesses and many nice neighborhoods.

Thousands and thousands of talented, successful people - black and white - live and work in Flint, and all have been affected by the water crisis.

It's a shame Flint has been made out to be largely downtrodden and voiceless - an easy story created by politicians who need victims to save.

Even your own newspaper wrote about Flint's promising future back in 2010 - a time when the unemployed numbered "one out of four. …

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