The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The Fair Trade Movement has a Whiteness Problem

The fair trade movement has a whiteness problem.Most fair trade-verified organizations are led by white people, primarily women. Fair Anita, as you likely know, is no different. For the last 5 years, our leadership team has been two white women, Anna and myself (pictured). I believe the whiteness of fair trade is rooted in a long history of colonialism and white savior complex. And while we a…