Black, White and Green all Over: Race in Climate Negotiations

As I sit here in London, sometimes it feels weird seeing racial turmoil unfolding in my own country while I’m studying environmental problems and writing about China.  As a black woman who has spent lots of time in China, I have certainly had my fair share of uncomfortable run-ins with racism, ignorance, and confusion. Many … More Black, White and Green all Over: Race in Climate Negotiations

Pinning the Tail on the Scapegoat Part 2: Blame Game of the “Others”

This post was inspired by the heart-wrenching video on the New York Times page about rural residents’ reliance on coal for income I mentioned in the previous post. Scrawny men in coal-dusted clothes and coal-stained hands speak about how their lives have improved due to the income they receive from coal. The video reminded me of my thesis interviews last year when grandparents … More Pinning the Tail on the Scapegoat Part 2: Blame Game of the “Others”