- You’ve heard today that climate justice is racial justice and in reality, what we are experiencing the extraction of the Earth began with a narrative of a story that enabled certain bodies to come exploit other bodies, and those bodies were human bodies.
- They were Indigenous bodies, black bodies, animal bodies and Earth bodies.
And that really what so much, so much of what we’re fighting against is that there was a massive extraction of wealth throughout the planet and it was on the backs of black and brown people.
- And that same ideology that drove that, that colonialism, white supremacism, patriarchy is what continues to run our systems today.
- We live in a world, an extractive economy, a domination-centric economy that sees no end to resource extraction.
Addressing climate change requires a holistic approach that acknowledges and addresses the systemic injustices that contribute to environmental degradation and unequal climate impacts. By integrating racial justice into climate action, we can strive for a more equitable and sustainable future for all. Here are a few key points to consider when discussing the relationship between climate justice and racial justice: disproportionate impacts (BIPOC communities experiencing adverse effects of climate change); environmental racism (unequal distribution of environmental risks); access to resources and power (racial and socio-economic inequalities); intersectionality (race, class, gender, and other identities).
What is climate justice?
The systems of oppression that we all live in right now are based in domination and they are all interconnected. Only by tackling the systemic violence that is embodied in capitalism, racism, sexism and others can we truly fight the climate crisis