Oppressive Heat: Climate Change as a Civil Rights Issue

While the environmental movement is typically associated with upper-class white folk, it is also a civil rights issue. Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than whites. So why do environmental movements lack diversity, and why has it been so difficult for nonprofits to reach communities of color? We talk to hip hop artist and activist, Mystic, civil rights hero Rev. Gerald Durley and civil rights lawyer, Ingrid Brostrom to learn more. Guests Ingrid Brostrom, Assistant Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Board Member, Interfaith Power and Light Mystic, Musician, Bay Area Coordinator, Hip Hop Caucus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One