I Can’t Breathe: Solve Racism to Solve Climate

You can’t have climate change without sacrifice zones, and you can’t have sacrifice zones without disposable people, and you can’t have disposable people without racism.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Sierra Club:

During the street protests and marches of the past two weeks, many people carried signs that read “Racism Is Killing Us.” It’s no exaggeration to say that racism and white supremacy harm all of us, because in addition to robbing us of our humanity, racism is also killing the planet we all share.

An idea—a long-overdue realization—is growing in the environmental movement. It goes something like this: “We’ll never stop climate change without ending white supremacy.” This argument has entered the outdoor recreation and conservation space thanks to the leadership of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in the climate justice movement. The idea has taken on new force as folks in the mainstream environmental movement do our best to show up for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and all the Black people still living and subject to police violence.

I know that a lot of…

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6 Responses to I Can’t Breathe: Solve Racism to Solve Climate

  1. There’s an insightful article that was published on Grist just a days ago. Okay, it writes about conditions in the USA but, frankly, it could equally apply to the U.K.

    The link is: https://grist.org/ask-umbra/why-is-everything-falling-apart-in-2020/

    Fascinating if also very troubling!

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  2. msjadeli says:

    Humans are most devious but at the same time most easy to manipulate. The elites, who are the most devious and ruthless of all, have learned how to manipulate the rest by creating the us v. them dynamic. Once a mind has been dominated, it’s easy to keep it that way. I really don’t see a happy ending to the story :(

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  3. It’s a very good point.

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