Andrew Highsmith an assistant professor of history at UC Irvine and author of Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis, explains the origin of the phrase “demolition means progress”. Flint Michigan and GM’s history of racial segregation. African American politics and the limited nature of reform in Flint. Education and poverty. Housing, wealth accumulation and segregation. The difference between Metropolitan and Suburban capital and the dangerous priorities of capital.
On The Fun Half: Marco Rubio tries to justify missing Senate votes and fails. Michael Steele explains to Sam on All in With Chris Hayes why Republicans don’t count 9/11 in George W Bush’s security record. George W Bush would need to prevent 9/11. The water crisis in Flint Michigan. John Kasich whines that the Republican frontrunners are crazy, pretending like the rest of them aren’t. Also your calls and IMs.