“There can be no resolution on the ecological crisis without addressing the legacies of colonialism and slavery”

“There can be no meaningful mitigation or resolution of the global ecological crisis without specific action to address systemic racism, in particular the historic and contemporary racial legacies of colonialism and slavery.”   

– UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Scott spells out the links between the climate crisis and the legacies of slavery and colonialism in a new video after the UN published a report highlighting the racially discriminatory and unjust roots and consequences of environmental degradation, including climate change.

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