Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Environmental Activists of Color

 ... are speaking up.

I think that's great.  We need to hear from the people who are having problems.  But I don't think it will help much, because white people don't listen to brown people. They should, but they don't.  Even scientists, who of all people should know better than to crop data, ran out of the bush screaming "The cobra spit at us!"  They were warned that some cobras could spit; they didn't believe it because the people warning them were brown.  *shrug* Darwin Award waiting to happen, if you ask me, but nobody does.

By all means, include activists of color if you can get them.  But don't expect them to save your ass, because the people in power have zero fucks to give any of you.
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