A recently-leaked audio file appears to feature a Flint, MI official using racal 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.
UPDATE: Mr. Stair has resigned from his position following these audio leaks.
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