NAACP: Do Higher Farmville Utility Bills = Discrimination?

Calvin Henderson, the Pitt county NAACP President, met with Farmville leaders to discuss alleged discrepancies in utility costs. Henderson says most of the concerned residents are African-Americans.

Mayor Robert Evans says when the meters are read, race is not a factor, although the type of housing they're in could be. Former Greenville mayor and NAACP member, Edward Carter, says several of these residents, who are renters say their homes are poorly insulated.

"Some times these people don't come forth and let them know they have problems and sometimes they have to react than to be proactive in situations like that, I think it's a wake up call for us all," said NAACP Representative Edward Carter

After Tuesday's meeting, Henderson says this is about rates and consumption.


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