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PAPER: ‘Overwhelming Whiteness’ Is Holding Us Back In The Fight Against Global Warming

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By Michael Bastasch

Environmentalists need to move past the “overwhelming whiteness” that is keeping them from winning the debate on global warming, according to an article published on the news site Quartz.

“Given the environmental threats posed by a Trump administration, it’s more crucial than ever that Americans work together to fight climate change,” authors Nicole Smith Dahmen, Troy Elias, Deborah Morrison and Daniel Morrison wrote in Quartz.

“And in order to achieve broad, collaborative action, the mainstream environmental movement will need to take a hard look at how its overwhelming whiteness has thus far hobbled its efforts,” they wrote.

Arguments like those of the authors are nothing new. Some environmentalists have been vocal in the last few years about the apparent lack of racial diversity in prominent environmental groups.

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