Ethnicity and the environment: Latinos join green movement

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If Republicans thought immigration was the only issue that drove Latino voters away, they might be very wrong.

The 2012 election marked a high point in minorities’ support for climate action, according to polling data. That includes Latinos as well as African-American and Asian-American voters, as well as young people.

Minorities’ concern for the environment flies in the face of some stereotypes of environmentalists as upper-class white people. And this movement could begin to form a new voting bloc that crosses racial lines.

The next question for environmentalists, then, is how to incorporate diversity they haven’t seen before as they move forward.

See the story at The Nation.