Seven students in our Restorative Justice in Schools Program won NPR's 2020 student podcast competition, out of thousands of entries from across the country. The winning podcast sends the message that climate change hurts Black communities and people of color more than whites.
The students, who are part of the Men in Color group at their Canarsie, Brooklyn, high school, created the episode after participating in the New York City Climate Strike, where they interviewed other high school students about racism, activism, and climate justice. The students came up with the idea for the podcast in Advisory Circles, where they’re encouraged to speak freely about their life experiences.
“Climate change is racial injustice,” the students conclude. Listen to the full episode.