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"Decisions would never have been made in the high-handed and cavalier manner that occurred in Flint if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white," Philip Alston, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said in a statement Tuesday.
"Elected officials would have been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints rather than summary dismissals of concerns, and official accountability would have been insisted upon much sooner," he added.