Is your climate activism “just about white”?

Ending white supremacy is essential to combating climate change because the root of our nation's pathological state of denial is found in the origins of white supremacy. White climate and environmental activists for too long have said that the environment is a more pressing concern, which might be true if it were possible to address it without first addressing white supremacy, but it is not. Fixing the climate crisis without first addressing racism is like trying to stage a mutiny on a slave ship without first freeing the slaves. It makes no sense, it's delusional, and it comes from a mindset of unexamined denial and white supremacy thinking.