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Black Lives Matter could also help fight environmental injustices

The Black Lives Matter movement is primarily about social justice, but it will tackle environmental injustices too, says Graham Lawton Humans | Comment 24 June 2020 By Graham Lawton Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesI WANTED to join the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London, but I also didn’t want to be in close proximity…

Black Lives Matter could also help fight environmental injustices

The Black Lives Matter movement is primarily about social justice, but it will tackle environmental injustices too, says Graham Lawton



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24 June 2020

By Graham Lawton

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I WANTED to join the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London, but I also didn’t want to be in close proximity to thousands of other people for hours on end. My fear of catching the coronavirus won out and so I demoted myself to social justice warrior (armchair division) and watched on TV.

The protests are principally a fight for social justice. But I also view them through another lens. Black Lives Matter may not look like an environmental movement, but I think deep down it is one, too. If – when – it …

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