The work to curb racism has depended less on good-faith efforts to dispel ignorance and more on enforcing social penalties for racist behavior. The same approach may work for climate change denial.
The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. went viral online after a group of high school students from Kentucky mocked an indigenous Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, outside the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.
Researchers have thoroughly investigated the link between ideology and attitudes toward climate change, finding that conservatives are significantly more likely to reject climate science, not because they misapprehend the facts, but because they are taking their cues from conservative elites, many of whom have close ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Sue Curry Jansen & Brian Martin In March, Richard Spencer, a prominent white supremacist, cancelled his speaking engagements at U.S. universities, saying he was deterred by “antifa,” a loose international […]
January 29, 2018 A roundup of the day’s headlines. Want to breath better in San Antonio? Wait until summer “The worst scenario for an asthmatic would be winter in Texas,” […]
“This is not just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening up humanity’s worst side.” Julia Conley / Common Dreams Leaders from around the world expressed disgust and outrage […]
Kazu Haga/Waging Nonviolence I admit, I laughed a little too. When I first saw videos of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by a protester, I thought it was funny. […]
How did we just elect the most unqualified man to the presidency? Donald Trump proved (again) this week that he is totally uninterested—or, worse, incapable of—representing all America. Unable to […]
He was groomed from childhood to one day be a key leader in the white nationalist movement. Then, after being outed at his liberal arts college as a racist streaming-radio […]
We have to decide what kind of nation we want to be. If we don’t, we might become a different country, a dark country. — Jorge Ramos From Fusion: A […]
The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least […]
From a post by Tod Perry at GOOD: Earlier this week, a 35-year-old woman wearing traditional Muslim attire was window shopping on Fifth Avenue in New York City when a […]
Back in 2010, I wrote of the potential of sustained ignorance about climate change to become so willful that it “becomes criminal.” Back then Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was only […]