In the face of climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation we are not equal,  here is a non-exhaustive list of articles which explore the link between race, police brutality and environmental justice, describe how environmental regulations discriminate against BIPOC and lower-income households, give a brief history of the environmental justice movement, and discuss the marginalization of BIPOC in the climate justice movement. We cannot have environmental and climate justice without racial justice. 

Ways to Help:

Anti-Black/Racism Resources MTL/QC Ressources pour contrer le racisme MTL/QC. To show support and encourage public participation in the Black Lives Matter movement, Montrealers have compiled a list of places to donate in Montreal, petitions to sign, and education resources.

Black Lives Matter has, on their website, organized a list of resources regarding where to donate, petitions to sign, protests, and education. There also is a website focused on the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada, which offers resources both in French and English

To Read: 

 

Antiracism Resources of the People's Public Library

The New York Times has assembled a reading list, composed of articles and books, exploring environmental racism

'They chose us because we were rural and poor': when environmental racism and climate change collide

 

Pollution is segregated, too

 

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real

 

The Environmental Justice Movement

 

‘A lot at stake': indigenous and minorities sidelined on climate change fight

 

What It Means That the Environmental Justice Movement is Overwhelmingly White

Climate Activists: Here’s Why Your Work Depends on Ending Police Violence

 

To Watch: 

A Brief History of Environmental Justice

Oil, Gas, and the effects of Environmental Racism

There’s Something in the Water (2019) is  a documentary by Ellen Page that follows the fight of Black and Indigenous communities for environmental justice in Nova Scotia
 

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