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Van Jones Not A Radical Racist To HarperCollins

Reported by Ellen - September 4, 2009 -

Well, well, well, lookey here. I was just doing some research into Van Jones, the Obama administration's "green jobs czar" for whom Fox News has launched a witch hunt (and it's just a coincidence that Jones co-founded ColorOfChange.org, the organization that has persuaded 57 advertisers to stop advertising on Glenn Beck) when I discovered that Jones has a book published by HarperCollins, a sister company to Fox News. They don't seem to think Jones is a radical racist at all. In fact, they promote him as a legitimate authority on the subject of green jobs.

Here's how HarperCollins describes Jones on their About the Author page:

Van Jones is founding president of Green For All and a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. He is also a Time Magazine 2008 Environmental Hero, one of Fast Company’s 12 Most Creative Minds of 2008, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Solve Our Two Biggest Problems (HarperOne 2008), which is endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, Tom Daschle, and Al Gore.

Green For All is a U.S. organization that promotes green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged. Its mission is to build an inclusive, green economy—strong enough to resolve the ecological crisis and lift millions of people out of poverty.

A 1993 Yale Law graduate, Jones is a husband and the father of two small boys. He is a tireless advocate, committed to creating "green pathways out of poverty" and greatly expanding the coalition fighting global warming.

Awards and Honors

In 2008, Jones was awarded: one of Essence Magazine’s Influential/Inspiring African Americans of 2008; the Puffin/Nation prize for Creative Citizenship; the Elle magazine...

Yale Law School (JD)
Awards & Honors
The Green Collar Economy—New York Times Bestseller, 2008

Did HarperCollins not vet him carefully or did they publish his book, "Green Collar Economy" because they are racist, radicals, too?