Why Arent Blacks (or Afro Americans) Just As Focused About Our Planet Earth, As We Are About Our Civil Rights?
Does caring about our civil rights mean that we cannot care as much about our planet Earth?
I know that its hard being black/African American (or any other minority) in America. We're constantly fighting for equality, equal rights and pay, as well as many other things in America (and worldwide), but what about fighting for our planet. This planet is the only planet that i know of that is habitable enough for us to live on. In a lot of our neighborhoods (not just black 'hoods but places in general) theres trash strewn about the streets and playgrounds. Rats and roaches roaming around freely because of the filth. We (people in general) let our children play in this.
Why do we over consume our natural resources. Every time a Walmart Super Center goes up, comes down an entire ecosystem of wildlife and trees. We need trees in order to breathe and those animals keep checks and balances in the environment. Does there really have to be so many massacred chinchillas and minks to make a fashion statement. Its one thing to kill and animal and eat it but when youre killing it just to make fashion statements, thats a waste.
What about our water ways? I dont know about all of you our there, but ive grown accustomed to fresh drinking water, or at least the hope of one day having it. Do we really have to throw our trash into the oceans and rivers and lakes? Not only does that contaminate our drinking water, but also food (if youre a fish eater).
Why cant more of us care more about the planet, especially when its the only one that we have?