Black voters care about climate change too
There are significant issues plaguing our nation, however, few carry the long-term impact of climate change. But when it comes to the voices leading this fight, those voices are rarely from the communities that disproportionately bear the burden of climate change, pollution, and our reliance on fossil fuels.
Climate change should be a definitive issue for Black voters, but it isn’t. That is partly because environmental advocacy groups have not always looked like us, nor have they clarified what solutions mean for our communities. And few have articulated what real environmental justice looks like.