Associated Press says Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called out racism in media after she was cropped out of a photo featuring prominent climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.
Nakate made the comment in a video which has since gone viral, adding that she now understood “the definition of the word racism” for the first time in her life.
If you look very carefully, you can see where @AP cropped black climate activist @vanessa_vash out of the photo
It might surprise some, but black and brown people being affected by the #ClimateEmergency are also helping to find the solutions too#ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/LoEzE81g67
Climate Activists of color are here, but the media portrayal of the movement often misrepresents this
The climate crisis affects communities of color the most— and that side of our struggle can’t be overlooked
I guarantee you that every single non-white person in a public facing role that you know has had this exact moment.
Where they’ve been intentionally erased from something and it is *purely* down to their look. It is a gut-wrenching feeling. https://t.co/xeRkr8dcT4