Tag: race

Decades after Watts revolted, the Black neighborhood is being ‘revitalized’ — but the cost is steep

Los Angeles’ future is haunted by its past in the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts. A community that has experienced social, economic, and environmental neglect for decades is now the center of the city’s ambitious plans to make housing and transportation more accessible across the increasingly expensive metropolis.  After Watts erupted in massive street protests […]

WATCH: A live chat with Alicia Garza and Leah Penniman on climate and racial justice

On Wednesday, May 26th join us for a live conversation between the principal of Black Futures Lab and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, Alicia Garza; food justice activist and co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman; and Grist CEO, Brady Piñero Walkinshaw. Climate justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. But how can they evolve from […]

The EPA just accused Missouri’s environmental agency of violating the Civil Rights Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has preliminarily ruled that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is in violation of Title VI under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Federal investigators found that the state agency failed to comply with several nondiscrimination requirements, such as ensuring that everyone — including those who aren’t proficient in English — […]