civil rights


Will Climate Change Embolden the Environmental Justice Movement?

Ramin Skibba, Assistant Project Scientist
, , UCS

We are at an historic anniversary: the Civil Rights Act was enacted fifty years ago on July 2nd 1964. According to the legislation, all persons “shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of…any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination” based on race, color, religion, or national origin. Read more >

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Climate, Communities of Color, and Connections: Interview with Audrey Peterman

Audrey Peterman, President and Co-founder of Earthwise Productions, Inc.
, , UCS

“Because I know these stories I am wholly unable to sit quietly by or to lend my energies to the induced apathy from which our country suffers. The elevation of Fort Monroe to the status of National Monument gives us a window into our natural and cultural heritage and shows us our connectedness as a nation…I fervently hope that the Fort Monroe story inspires us to wake up and address the most pressing threat faced by our generation – climate change.” Audrey Peterman Read more >

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pluralism: The Advantage of Holding Multiple Worldviews

, program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, I published a blog post about Martin Luther King Jr.’s appreciation for science and scientific inquiry, and how this appreciation related to his strong faith. I received several messages from readers who appreciated the fact that I had unearthed the reverend’s writings and put some thought into my interpretation of them. Then, after UCS posted an image with a quote from Dr. King on its Facebook page, all hell broke loose. Read more >

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Science, Religion, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

, program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it’s worth reflecting on the philosophies of the Civil Rights Movement’s most well-known leader. And it’s fascinating to me that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a lot to say about science. Read more >

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