What racism and climate change have in common


George Floyd couldn't look away. The half a million people who have been driven by extreme rainfall in East Africa cannot look away.

Only if you do not have a knee on your neck, only if your house is not overflowing, writes correspondent Jelmer Mommers, only then you have the luxury of looking away.

Climate change and institutional racism are closely linked:

Both arise from centuries of exploitation of man and nature.

Both mainly affect people of color.

Both can survive by a massive look away and do not want to know.

And for both climate change and institutional racism, it only comes to an end when white people no longer see themselves as innocent.

Even if you look away, you're guilty. What racism and climate change have in common #nietwillenweten