Environmentalism as a tool against racism

Here’s an article from 2002 describing a role for nonprofits in combating what the author calls "structural racism"–the forces in our society promoting racial separation and differential results for people of different colors.  Most striking about the piece is its argument that opposing urban sprawl–an activity the Nonprofiteer is often tempted to dismiss as a whitey-environmentalism hobbyhorse–could make a serious contribution to the battle against racism. 

It’s good to be reminded that our causes don’t have to be seen as mutually exclusive. 


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