Sierra Club scrutinizes founder John Muir`s racist views; Wisconsin chapter reconsidering name

In an effort to confront its own racist origins and foster a more inclusive environment, the Sierra Club is taking a hard look at some of its most revered icons, including founder John Muir, namesake of the Wisconsin chapter.

In an essay posted to the group’s website Wednesday, executive director Michael Brune said it’s time to recognize the 128-year-old environmental organization’s past and continued harms to Indigenous, Black and other people of color...

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Ken Notes: There is probably good and evil in all of us. I hope the environment can be the great equalizer. I mentioned before that in our campgrounds and parks all race and socioeconomic differences seem to melt away. This is the energy, acceptance, and understanding we need in our cities.



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