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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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The West has a role in reimagining the U.S. 23.6.2020 Current Issue
Our notion of ‘American exceptionalism’ has collapsed. What will replace it?
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It’s urgent to reshape our economy towards justice and sustainability 15.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It’s urgent to reshape our economy towards justice and sustainability Diane Osgood Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:30 Right now, talking about shopping can seem trite. Yet, to address systemic racism, we need a more just economy. An economy slanted towards white ownership plus discriminatory labor practices perpetuate systemic racism. As discussed in earlier columns ( here and here ), consumer demand drives 70 percent of the economy. Consumers and citizens have significant influence over the shape of the economy because we — in aggregate — ultimately control almost 70 percent of it. As sustainability professionals, we need to ensure our companies do more than take a stand against racism and unfair labor practices. We must urgently guide the economy now because: In the face of worldwide protests against systemic racism and the coronavirus pandemic, many people became more conscious of what they value. How do we draw clear links between the action of shopping and what we value? So much about shopping is reflexive yet ...
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How racism manifests in clean energy 5.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How racism manifests in clean energy Sarah Golden Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00 As our institutions strain under the uprising in cities across the country, I’ve been struggling to comprehend the depth of racism in America. I understand why these moments of police violence, the senseless destruction of black bodies caught on tape, would spark a fire that rages across this country. I also know that the tinder has been building for generations and is about so much more than this one horrific moment. Every sector plays a part. Including clean energy.  It's no secret that there are grave inequities in clean energy. In the spirit of this moment, I turned the microscope on my own sector to ask, how does racism manifest in clean energy?  Manifestation 1: 'I can’t breathe' "I can’t breathe" refers to more than police violence. Black communities have been struggling to breathe for decades.  "The right to breathe isn't just related to surviving interactions with police," said Alexis Cureton, former electric vehicle ...
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How racism manifests itself in clean energy 5.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How racism manifests itself in clean energy Sarah Golden Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00 As our institutions strain under the uprising in cities across the country, I’ve been struggling to comprehend the depth of racism in America. I understand why these moments of police violence, the senseless destruction of black bodies caught on tape, would spark a fire that rages across this country. I also know that the tinder has been building for generations and is about so much more than this one horrific moment. Every sector plays a part. Including clean energy.  It's no secret that there are grave inequities in clean energy. In the spirit of this moment, I turned the microscope on my own sector to ask, how does racism manifest in clean energy?  Manifestation 1: 'I can’t breathe' "I can’t breathe" refers to more than police violence. Black communities have been struggling to breathe for decades.  "The right to breathe isn't just related to surviving interactions with police," said Alexis Cureton, former electric ...
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#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism 1.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘The whole purpose is to highlight and showcase Black birders, and anybody can do that.’
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Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression 1.6.2020 Current Issue
‘Native Americans just face really unreasonable obstacles when it comes to voting.’
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Park closures have unequal costs 16.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As we limit outdoor access, consider the impact on underrepresented communities.
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When post-9/11 racism haunts an American family 12.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In Laila Lalami’s new book, a Moroccan-American family seeks a sense of belonging in California.
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When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid 6.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
U.S. citizens recovering from natural disasters receive $26 per person, per year from the federal government. Tribal citizens? Just $3.
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It is about so much more than makeup 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The debate following the revelation of Justin Trudeau's blackface photographs and video have opened the discussion of racism in Canada in a way that the country has possibly never before been seen. How do we respond to this? I have pulled together some tools to help you respond to discussion and engage in anti-racism actions.  Elections seem to bring out the worst kind of campaigning and headlines of late. We are often left with stories that  simplistically portray Scheer and Trudeau as equivalent , that  decry the pulling out of 20 year old pictures , that minimize the conversation because we are petrified of the electoral impact. NDP Leader  Jagmeet Singh  brought the message back into focus, about why this issue mattered -- beyond electoral politics.  Here are some important tools to help stand up to bullying and racism: The Migrant Rights Network put together  a great set of tools  to build towards an " anti-racist agenda beyond apologies and responses to hate crimes  that focuses on ...
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Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism
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How not to do it: Issues of racism mishandled by the Vancouver Sun 16.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
John Miller How would you like to face Harold Munro's problems today? The Vancouver Sun and Province, the newspapers he edits, published something he had to apologize for and expunge, after the poorly researched and xenophobic views of a freelance columnist sparked outrage among readers. His own award-winning reporting staff courageously joined the public backlash on social media, and has so far found his first steps to deal with the situation lacking. Worse, someone is leaking internal emails about this to The Tyee, an online rival publication. And Munro presumably needs to deal with the dismay of his superiors in Toronto. Top management of Postmedia Network has ordered all its member papers, including his, to lean harder right. In other words, publish more of this kind of stuff. Talk about being caught in the middle. That is certainly one of the perils of being an editor-in-chief these days, but so far Munro has not been handling it well. This stems from a decision a week ago by the Sun and its sister ...
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Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics 11.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Though racist policies persist, the West has a distinctive heritage of expanding voting rights for women.
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Labour unites against racism 5.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar While handing out #UniteAgainstRacism stickers for Fight for $15 and Fairness at the Labour Day parade, I was encouraged that most people gladly adorned the message.  Disappointingly, there were some exceptions too. Some people walked by stone faced, or vigorously shook their head as if the message was an affront to their self-interests.  In my personal experience, these represented a minority of the marchers but it goes to show that the labour movement still has work to do in ridding itself of national chauvinism.  In any case, I spoke to a few people who wore the sticker to get their thoughts on what #UniteAgainstRacism meant to them.  Luke Mulenga, United Steelworkers "I believe in uniting against racism because I'm definitely the minority," said Luke Mulenga, a marketing professional represented by United Steelworkers. "In these times we're living right now, it's more important than ever. You know, it's just people needing to wake up and just coming to that realization that racism is ...
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San Juan County ends legal fight against Voting Rights Act decision 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The first-ever Navajo majority commission halted a legal challenge to the ruling that ended discriminatory voting boundaries.
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Ford government erodes workers' safety; labour unites against racism; immigrant employment reaches new Canadian high 13.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation and join us as we take on the 2019 election.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! #UniteAgainstRacism on Labour Day The 2019 Labour Day will be premised on anti-racism as 13 Canadian labour council presidents signed onto an open letter at the urging of Migrants Rights Network (MRN). The alliance of migrant rights groups across the country has called for a national day of action on June 16, as the campaign fights back against increasing xenophobia and racism. "Right now, what's happening in Canada is we're seeing a slate of right-wing governments being elected across the country," says Preethy Sivakumar of MRN. "And what are all these right wing governments doing? They're using racism as a weapon to win votes. Once they gain power, what they're doing is pushing austerity budgets , deepening poverty , and attacking workers' rights . Unions have an active interest in ensuring that ...
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Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism 10.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The U.S. has seen a rise in hate crimes, but data shows that bigotry is a constant in Indian Country.
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Jason Kenney's discriminatory and unfair refugee rules lie in ruins 5.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jason Kenney's discriminatory and unfair refugee rules lie in ruins
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Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana 28.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Oppression of tribal nations denies our shared potential to harness the power of sport.
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