Rich, white environmentalists love to moan about why the movement is so … rich and white. But activists who don’t fit that description are busy on the ground, wondering what the hell the white folks are talking about. Robert Bullard is one of them. Considered the first to articulate the concept of environmental justice, Bullard has been battling eco-inequities for nearly 30 years. He talks with Gregory Dicum about why he entered the fray, how things have changed since, and why “creating little black Greenpeaces” isn’t the answer.
- new in Main Dish: Justice in Time
- see also, in Grist: Poverty & the Environment, a special series