A deep divide presently characterizes two key progressive movements: environmental groups and civil rights advocates. The rapidly-growing “green industry” – or business that contributes to an equitable and ecologically sustainable economy – could change all this.
Historically, mainstream environmental organizations have ignored the unique issues facing low-income and minority communities. While well-intentioned environmentalists might sometimes try to recruit low-income and minority communities to their cause, rarely do they reciprocate by acknowledging the daily issues faced by minority communities like housing, crime, poverty, and low educational attainment.