UN: Detroit Shutting Water Off For Black Residents Who Don’t Pay Their Bills Is Racist, Obama Must Doooo Something!

Oh brother… The UN is once again sticking their nose into America’s business where they have no jurisdiction and are so, not welcome. Water service is being cut off to those in Detroit who do not pay their bills. The UN is claiming this is racist (unless of course you are white) and demanding that President Obama doooo something!

From the Huffington Post:

United Nations experts are calling for a federal investigation of the water shutoffs that have affected thousands of Detroiters, expressing concern over the number of low-income black residents who are living without running water.

Two UN special rapporteurs made an informal trip to Detroit this weekend to hear first-hand from people who have had their water turned off or are struggling to pay high water bills.

“We were deeply disturbed to observe the indignity people have faced and continue to live with in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and in a city that was a symbol of America’s prosperity,” read a joint statement Monday from Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, whose role addresses adequate housing and the right to non-discrimination in housing. […]

“We were also distressed to learn from the low-income African American residents of the impossible choices they are being compelled to make — to either pay their rent or their medical bill, or to pay their water bill,” Farha and de Albuquerque said.

“We recommend that the Federal Government immediately undertake an investigation into the water shut-offs to determine if they are having a disproportionate impact on African Americans and other groups protected against discrimination,” the two experts said.

Having to make choices between rent, medical bills or water – that’s called not earning enough money. The solution is to get another job, or get a second job and to budget what you spend. Not to get another government entitlement, which encourages you to not work at all. This is a capitalist society, not socialist (or at least, it is not supposed to be). We are one of the wealthiest nations in the world because we have a work ethic – the UN and these people in Detroit are displaying a give-me ethic. Fail.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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