Something in the Water

"I'm in shock at how democracy was completely thrown out the window."

Rosario Dawson


While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, AMERICA DIVIDED goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens, what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies unique to Michigan, led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state.

Watch episodes 1 & 2 to view the full story.

The Issues

Clip: Flint Emergency Managers

Clip: The effects of lead poisoning

Clip: Rosario Dawson visits Flint, MI

Clip: The damaged and toxic pipes in Flint