Marc Bamuthi Joseph
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Monday, February 17, 2014
If We Don’t Connect It to Race and Class, Then Green Politics Is Just High-End Consumerism
As environmentalism goes mainstream, corporations are marketing the word “green” as a panacea for the world’s climate crisis. Today the word describes a set of prescribed, mostly consumerist actions: buy local, organic and fresh; go vegan; eat in season; skip the elevator; take the stairs. “Green” has come to mean shopping at Whole Foods and possessing a Prius.