A student group inspired by Greta Thunberg to fight global warming admitted that they have been a “racist, white-dominated space” and then disbanded.
The Auckland chapter of New Zealand’s School Strike 4 Climate movement made the announcement in a post on Facebook on Saturday.
The post said that under the guidance of their BIPOC members (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), the group would stop organizing events to fight against global warming and admit their past support of systemic racism.
“SS4C AKL has avoided, ignored, and tokenised BIPOC voices and demands, especially those of Pasifika and Māori individuals in the climate activism space. As well as this, the responsibility and urgent need to decolonise the organisation has been put off for far too long,” the post read.