A Response to Environmental Racism

Flint lacks clean drinking water; East St. Louis Public Housing has lead paint; Houston’s Harrisburg/Manchester neighborhood does not have breathable air. While these environmental issues appear different on the surface, the harms created are all concentrated in communities of color. As issues of climate and environment take center stage, it is essential that the fight for environmental justice includes all voices, especially those that are being systematically oppressed through their environment. Most have likely heard about the racist practices in areas like schooling, housing and the workforce, but the term “environmental racism” is still new to many. First coined by … Continue reading A Response to Environmental Racism