The Whiteness of Green: Racialization and Environmental Education

Jamie B.



This factsheet problematizes educational curricula that centers dominant Canadian narratives that normalizes whiteness within environmental education and reproduces ideas of white innocence. The factsheet argues that environmental education must include a hisory of the ongoing violent impact that settler-colonialism has on Indigenous peoples and territories to create an anti-colonial environmental program.



  • McLean, Sheelah. "The Whiteness of Green: Racialization and Environmental Education." The Canadian Geographer 57, no. 3 (2013): 354-362.

  • Smith, Andrea. "Heteropatriarchy and the three pillars of white supremacy: Rethinking women of color organizing." In The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology. ed. Incite! Women of Color Against Violence. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 66-73.

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