Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock

Justice matters

Brentin Mock is Grist's justice editor. Follow him on Twitter at @brentinmock.

Climate & Energy

How a black kid who grew up in the segregated South became a barefisted biologist

Tyrone Hayes took on a massive chemical company over the impacts of its top-selling herbicide. His story is the subject of a new Amazon original documentary, produced by The New Yorker.

Climate & Energy

Texas takes civil rights challenge all the way to the Supreme Court

The legal dispute revolves around fair housing policies, but it could undermine a key tenet of environmental justice law.

Climate & Energy

Greens who want results should take lessons from the grassroots

In Turkey Creek, Miss., environmental justice activists have won by forging uneasy alliances. Welcome to your new reality, Big Greens.

Climate & Energy

NRDC’s new president gets serious about diversity

Rhea Suh is among the first non-whites, and one of only a small handful of women, to serve as chief executive of a large U.S. environmental group.

Politics

How environmental justice fared in 2014 — and the outlook for 2015

We reached out to get the thoughts of those on the battlefield fighting for justice to take its rightful, central place in our lives.

Business & Technology

Have people of color been locked out of the green economy?

Black entrepreneurs want to see themselves reflected in the green economy before they join the army to defend it.

Living

D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah': Battle hymns for today’s activists

After 14 years of silence, the musician has produced a spiritual soundtrack for the people marching for the climate, and for justice, everywhere.

Climate & Energy

How to set aside your anxieties and join the Black Lives Matter movement

You want to show your support, but you don’t know how to do it. Here are a few ideas from those who have made the leap.

Climate & Energy

Green groups have one less excuse for being so white

Environmental groups have long known that they're hurting in the diversity department. A new partnership has set out to fix that.