Monday, July 14, 2008

IN THE NEWS: Black Residents Awarded $11,000,000 for Racially Discriminatory Denial of Water Services

On Friday, residents of a mostly Black rural Ohio neighborhood were awarded $11,000,000 for decades of being denied water services due to racially discriminatory motives. The residents of Coal Run either had to pay to get wells dug, hauled water or collected rain water in order to drink, cook, and bathe.

A jury found that failure to provide water services violated state and Federal civil rights laws.



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