Environmental justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. Environmental injustices that run rampant in the U.S. — from pollution to food oppression to insufficient responses to natural disasters — disproportionately impact communities of color. And that’s no accident. The U.S. was built on numerous racist systems, and it’s up to our generation to fight these injustices by speaking up for oppressed communities and for our planet.
One of the most important parts of activism is education. There is so much to learn about the ways environmental racism hurts communities of color in this country, including Black communities, Latinx communities, and Indigenous communities. So, we’ve rounded up a list of books about environmental racism to get you started.
Read the full article for nine books about the links between climate and racial injustice.