9 Of Your Favorite Celebrities Who Are Protecting The Environment
Some black thumbs are also green.
June 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm
If you search “Black Celebrity Environmental Activists” on Google, your search results will probably show the same white faces (likely some permutation of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Dr. Jane Goodall) for at least the first three pages of results. Those with the patience to continue onto page four will see smatterings of Ellen Page and maybe a single black or brown face. This is puzzling both because proximity to slaves in Django Unchained has yet to make DiCaprio black, and communities of color are more acutely affected by environmental disasters than their white counterparts.
Numerous studies have highlighted the existence of considerable racial bias in Google’s search algorithms, so we know better than to think that Black celebrities are ignoring environmental issues. Here is just a small list of Black celebrities who are using their money and influence to make the world a better, greener place.