Poisoning the Unwell

“Rose sold everything to Access Funding — 420 monthly lead checks between 2017 and 2052. They amounted to a total of nearly $574,000 and had a present value of roughly $338,000. In return, Access Funding paid her less than $63,000.” First they get lead poisoning in part because they live in poor communities. Then the predators come to make sure they are victimized once again. WaPo’s Terrence McCoy on how companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks

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