In other words, they’re pretty darned white
(Washington Post) Minorities in the nation’s largest environmental organizations said in interviews that they feel the same way.
In fact, they say, the level of diversity, both in leadership and staff, of groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is more like that of the Republican Party they so often criticize for its positions on the environment than that of the multiethnic Democratic Party they have thrown their support behind.
Or like MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, if the WP wants to play that game. And many of the independent groups that back the Democrat party. But, I like the way WP writer Darryl Fears attempts to deflect.
Around the time that Tutman, now 54, was certified as a riverkeeper, the African American Environmentalist Association issued a report card for 26 environmental groups based on their diversity for 2003-2004. Eighteen declined to respond to the request for the makeup of their staffs, and most of the others received poor scores.
The association hasn’t issued a report card since because it was an exercise in frustration, McDonald said. “We moved on.”
In other words, a bunch of white liberals pushing their agenda. As the story goes on to show, these uber-white environmental groups have often ignored the plight of minorities when it comes to fighting for environmental issues.
This comes via Junk Science, which discussed how the NRDC was mostly white ….. almost a year ago.