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Jacqui Patterson from NAACP

Jacqui Patterson from NAACP

I love Marty Moss-Coane, the host of Radio Times on WHYY. Some years ago she had me on the show to talk about gay reparative therapy. Seeing her in action in the studio and how she was both informed about the topic and able to switch gears quickly, impressed me. Since then I have listened regularly to her program and continually learn about food, politics, culture, and race.

Marty just hosted an excellent episode that looks at Minorities, Climate Change, and the Environmental Movement. For the work we do here at Climate Stew this is essential listening. The guests she brought on the show spoke about the intersection of race and pollution and how a recent Supreme Court ruling over EPA regulations directly affects people of color in America. It is an important critique of the environmentalist movement, and the guests offer ideas of how to move forward. I urge you to listen to this episode of Radio Times.

Minorities, Climate Change, and the Environmental Movement

Guests: Aaron Mair, Jacqui Patterson, and Adrianna Quintero

When you think of an environmentalist, what comes to mind? The image of a young, white person? Since the emergence of the environmental movement in the 1970s, green groups have been led almost exclusively by white men and women despite active participation by minority members and efforts to remedy this problem. In this hour of Radio Times, we take a look at racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement and the disproportionate impact that climate change has on minorities with AARON MAIR, the new president of the Sierra ClubJACQUI PATTERSON, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, and ADRIANNA QUINTERO, senior attorney and director of Latino Outreach for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Aaron Mair

Aaron Mair

Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna Quintero

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Author: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is www.petersontoscano.com

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