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Activist says more recordings on the way of official who used racial slur

FLINT, MI — A woman who secretly recorded a former executive at the Genesee County Land Bank making a racial slur about Flint residents says she plans to release additional recordings from the conversation in coming days.

“There are more audio files coming … We’re not going to let this die,” said Chelsea Lyons, an environmental activist and independent journalist who recorded Philip Stair, former sales manager of the Land Bank, after meeting him at a local bar.

Stair, who’s white, was recorded saying “Flint has the same problems as Detroit — f**ing ni***** don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them.”

The recordings were first reported online by Truth Against The Machine. In the audio, Stair also calls tenants in Flint houses “derelict mother fu*****” and “fu***** deadbeats.”

“They fu** the houses up and then leave, and we tear them down,” Stair said of how he saw the cycle of property foreclosures in Flint.

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