'Finding True America': Jackson resident says the city is in a shambles
In late August 2022, Jackson, Mississippi, faced a severe water crisis after a flood damaged the city's main water treatment facility. Here black people make up nearly 83% of the population. NBC News commented that Jackson's water crisis stems from years of racist exploitation.
Local resident Margaret Simons said, 'the problems with water infrastructure are over 100 years old. And the city didn't see any need to really develop that area because it's where black and brown people live.'