Benjamin Jealous on President Obama, the green movement, and more

Benjamin Jealous. (Photo courtsey NAACP)

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, a member of the Joint Center’s Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change, was recently interviewed by, a website that distributes news via long form interviews. Mr. Jealous assesses President Barak Obama’s job performance, the state of the U.S. criminal justice system, and the need for more African American involvement in the green movement.

In the interview, Mr. Jealous says the way to better connect communities of color with the green movement is to highlight the opportunities for jobs and connections with the global economy. He also stressed the importance of understanding the relationship between environmental health and public health.

Watch Mr. Jealous’s full 42 minute interview here.


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