Flint Official Resigns After Using Racial Slur to Describe Residents With Water Problems

A Michigan official that manages tax foreclosed homes for the county where Flint sits has resigned after an audio recording of him blaming the city’s water problems on “n—ers (who) don’t pay their bills” surfaced online.

Phil Stair, who was a sales manager at the Genesee County Land Bank, was recorded using racial slurs by local water activist Chelsea Lyons who later posted the recordings to the website Truth Against the Machine.

In the recording, Stair is heard saying “Flint has the same problems as Detroit, f–ing n—ers don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them,” he said.




Image: The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016.