In the first week of Black History Month, we read Parshat Mishpatim from the Book of Exodus. Mishpatim is a mandate to act with respect and dignity to all. What does this mean in 2016? In the age of rising rates of asthma and cancer among black Americans, as well as unequal impacts of extreme weather disasters on communities of color, the fight for racial justice is multi-faceted. Climate change is a racial justice issue, and, as Jews, we have a role to play in advocating for climate justice.