In 2014 alone, there were so many huge news stories that make equal rights and family safety much higher in the ranks of importance, but it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time. On shows like CNN's "Crossfire," viewers not only got to see political parties debate their issues. They also got to see one of the most well-known African American leaders in the environmental industry show that he cares about the environment: Van Jones.
The debate show was canceled in October of last year, but Jones and other African-American environmental activists were fighting for this cause long before that show aired (again). People of color are focused on the future. No matter the race, you can't think about the future without the environment being a topic of discussion. I believe there are people of all backgrounds who are concerned about climate change. The environment we live in must be able to sustain our population.