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Racial Justice


There is No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice | Time

“Too often, it is Black and brown communities who have contributed least to the climate breakdown and yet end up suffering most. For either the climate action or racial justice movement to fully succeed, they must be treated as inextricably linked.” Authors: David Lammy and Manish Bapna, published May 3, 2021


Podcast: Dismantling White Supremacy to Address the Climate Crisis | Climate One

"We know that the climate crisis doesn’t affect everyone equally. A fundamental injustice of the climate crisis is that those who have contributed to it least are being impacted the most. This inequality will only be exacerbated as humanity continues to cause global temperatures to rise." This podcast addresses intersectionality, systems of oppression, and why we should center the voices of the marginalized. [53:39]


  • The words, intersectional environmentalist, written next to three overlapping ovals
    Intersectional Environmentalist

    Intersectional Environmentalist is “a climate justice collective radically imagining a more equitable and diverse future of environmentalism.”


  • Dr. Atyia Martin speaks on stage in front of a dark purple background
    Video: Racism and Climate Change are About You | TEDx

    “Dr. Martin examines the intersections of climate change and racism, from who's at the table during policymaking, to which communities are affected by natural disasters, and which receive resources first. Incorporating multidisciplinary data and research, Dr. Martin proposes ways for us to scrutinize bias in ourselves, our workplaces, and our social groups.” [17:19]

Black Lives Matter: The Link Between Climate Change and Racial Justice
| Climate Analytics

“In any crisis it is the poorest and most vulnerable that suffer the greatest impacts. What does Black Lives Matter have to do with climate change? Everything.” Authors: Adelle Thomas and Rueanna Haynes, published June 22, 2020


Podcast: Racism and Climate | Climate One

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Robert Bullard, and Glynda Carr discuss justice and racial representation in environmental spaces. Part 1 of a Climate One episode – end at 25:32. The second part is featured in the Artists Drawing Down chapter. [25:32]


Climate Change and Racism: A Case Study of Redlining
 | The McGill International Review

“In addition to this income inequality, there is a pronounced, disproportionate climate burden on formerly redlined communities today.” Author: Alua Kulenova, published October 28, 2020


Toxic Waste Dumping in the Gulf of Guinea Amounts to Environmental Racism
 | The Conversation

Where does our e-waste go? Authors describe “three recent case studies of toxic waste dumping in Cote d’Ivoire, and e-waste dumping in Nigeria and Ghana to illustrate how specific acts of environmental racism happen.” Author: Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, published December 2, 2020


Why Evidence-Based Climate Justice Includes Abolition | Sister Stem

“​​Abolition climate justice asks us to reimagine resiliency and sustainability beyond technological solutions. It asks us to reimagine our living environments.” Author: Ingrid Joylyn Paredes, published September 22, 2020


Podcast: Ruth Wilson Gilmore on Abolition, the Climate Crisis and What Must Be Done | Truthout

“‘For anybody who is caught up in the systems that are shaped by extractive capitalism and organized violence, there is a cumulative and compounded effect on their persons and their lives.’ Kelly Hayes and Ruth Wilson Gilmore discuss organizing, extraction and time.” [1:22:02]

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