For too long communities of color have not seen climate change as their problem, but we must now be a part of the solution. Poor people and people of color are feeling its adverse impact first and worst.
Voters didn't throw some disembodied, decontextualized essence of blackness on the table in deciding whether or not to vote for Barack Obama. His racial identity was one part of a complex mix of considerations.
The correlation that stuck with me the most from my service at the Department of Labor during the Clinton years was the one between learning and earning, simply, "The more you learn, the more you earn."