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Black community members speak out against racism at the 2014 Justice for All march in Washington, D.C. From housing to education and from health care to environmental justice, Trump seeks to set our communities back.

Environmental justice groups will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend from around the country to ramp up their fight against climate change. They will come together on April 29th for the Peoples Climate March march, walking from the U.S. Capitol to the White House and finally to the Washington Monument.

Members of the Sacred Stone camp in North Dakota speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline

President Trump’s recent trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture with black allies in tow, Omarosa Manigault and HUD Secretary nominee Ben Carson, obscures the fact that his policies are poised to set back the very communities he claims to want to help.

The incoming Trump administration could try to roll back recent progress toward environmental justice, but these visionary community leaders are ready to resist.

Three leaders who have spent years fighting for a healthier and more equitable environment for communities of color offered thoughts this month about the challenges the environmental justice movement might face under a Trump administration. 

By all indications, environmental protections will be under attack and the work to create more fairness and equity in sharing the burdens of pollution and the benefits of environmental protection will get tossed out as well.

Toxic coal ash dust at the Making Money Having Fun Landfill in Bokoshe, OK.

If you're paying attention to the deep conversations around race happening in this country right now, then you've heard people talk about the devaluation and marginalization of black lives.

People of color are saying loudly and clearly that it's time to rid this nation of the scourge of racial bias, both implicit and conscious, and to protect communities of color from its devastation.

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