Washington Post: “Within mainstream environmentalist groups, diversity is lacking”

A recent article in the Washington Post points to a persistent reality that will hopefully be a topic of conversation at the upcoming Workshop on Critical Climate Change Scholarship – racial division in the environmental movement:

“A 2001 report on the origins of the environmental justice movement found that it gets only 5 percent of the conservation funding from foundations, while mainstream environmental groups receive the rest. ’We essentially have a racially segregated environmental movement,’ said Van Jones, co-founder of the nonprofit Rebuild the Dream and a former adviser on green jobs to the Obama administration. ‘We’re too polite to say that. Instead, we say we have an environmental justice movement and a mainstream movement.’”

Read the full article here

Link courtesy of MK Dorsey


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