Wild, White West: Racism and Eco-Fascism in U.S. environmental Politics

Chandani Nash
4 min readAug 10, 2021

On June 18, 2021, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich posted a WANTED notice on Facebook. Yellowed and riddled with bullet holes, it recalls gunslinger Westerns, a Hollywood version of wild west grit. The outlaw? Vice President Kamala Harris. Her crime? Failing to visit the U.S. Southern border and “keep America safe.”

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Chandani Nash

Ph.D. student in American Studies, birth nerd, and speculative fiction enthusiast. I write about race, reproduction, population, and the future.