Report Finds Most Environmentalists are Rich White Men

Environmentalism has a fairly racist history.


You could just as easily swap out liberals for environmentalists or occupiers. It's all reducible to the same thing. This is a movement of rich white men that cries racism at every opportunity while obsessing over nonsense that no working person cares about. (via Iowntheworld).

The report, called “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations,” is billed as “the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement.” It was compiled by a working group of thought leaders on environment and race called Green 2.0, led by University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor.

From Earth Day 1970 until today, the report says, the majority of the people directing, staffing, and even volunteering at green groups have not only been white men, but they also hail from wealthier households with elite educational pedigrees. A 1972 study of 1,500 environmental volunteers nationwide showed that 98 percent of them were white and 59 percent held a college or graduate degree. Compare that to Taylor’s more recent demographic profiling of environmental orgs where, based on data collected on 166 mainstream organizations from 2004 to 2006, she found that minorities comprised just 14.6 percent of their staffs.

Environmentalism isn't actually relevant to anyone except the people getting abused by it.

It's a silly little cult that has a niche profitability for some companies and a retired former V.P. It also gives college students something else to be angry about.

Beyond that it's irrelevant.

And environmentalism has a fairly racist history. And we're not talking Margaret Sanger era history, but much more recent. The influential 1975 environmentalist novel Ecotopia featured racial segregation with all the blacks living in Oakland, which they renamed Soul City.

It's been suggested that Ecotopia was a major influence on The Turner Diaries.