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Biocitizen Banter #9: Was Aldo Leopold a Racist? A Discussion with TT Wright

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Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth.

Was Aldo Leopold a racist?

In this episode, Kurt Heidinger raises the question with  TT Wright, an advanced PhD candidate in the Religion and Philosophy department of the University of North Texas.

This profound question is precipitated in general by the cultural crisis caused by global warming, and struggles and conflicts arising as we evolve out of the fossil fuel era—and it summons an intersectional response.

More specifically, it is called forth by a position maintained by a “grant manager” hired by the directors of our LA School before they bankrupted and abandoned it.

This person told them to scrub all references to Leopold in content, pedagogy, marketing and outreach (and they did):

 

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