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Washington Post: 'Within mainstream environmentalist groups, diversity is lacking' -- 'The environmental movement has a bit of a reputation as being a wealthy white community...' -- 'The reputation is deserved, said Norris McDonald, president of the African American Environmentalist Association. 'This goes back a long way,' McDonald said. 'It’s why I founded the [association] in 1985. . . . White groups weren’t hiring black professionals, and when they did, it was a hostile atmosphere. There were a handful of black professionals in the environmental groups then, and there are a handful now.'
By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotMarch 25, 2013 9:50 AM
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