Russell Simmons on Flint water crisis – Founder of Def Jam records, Russell Simmons, made an appearance on Friday’s episode of talk show, The Real, where he spoke about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Simmons, who is a popular philanthropist, revealed he was going to do his part in helping the residents while speaking to hosts Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
“Yo, if this happened in Beverly Hills…,” Simmons said, “First of all, they would have found out in two minutes, and everybody would have been in trouble. Right? You can’t poison the whole community. Almost every kid may have brain damage. It’s worse than people are saying.”
Simmons adding that there was a hint of racism involved, because most of the affected residents are black people.
He continued: “And they’ve known for longer than they’ve admitted. And there’s a lot, you know, we got to dig deeper into this. This idea that, you know, what they call it is um, racial … environmental racism, is what it is.”