'Finding True America': Jackson, an abandoned city
In late August 2022, Jackson, Mississippi faced a severe water crisis after a flood damaged the city's main water treatment facility. Black people make up nearly 83 percent of the city's population. NBC News commented that Jackson's water crisis stems from years of racist exploitation. The problems that exist with water infrastructure are over 100 years old, and the frequent water crises highlight America's deep-rooted racism.
CGTN Global Stringer visited Jackson and local residents said that they not only have to face "toxic water" with high lead content, but also suffer closed schools due to lack of funding, a crumbling infrastructure, chronic neglect and unfair treatment. Jackson resident Margaret·Simons said the city is in a shambles.