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States grapple with racist language in real estate deeds

BY: - November 17, 2023

Lisa Boccetti is horrified by the restrictive covenant that is in the deed to her 1950s ranch house in Raleigh, North Carolina: It states that the land cannot be sold or occupied by Black people. The property “shall not be sold to negroes or to any person or persons of negro blood, and said premises shall […]

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Whiteville school board chairwoman gives up leadership role, but refuses to resign

BY: - November 16, 2023

Kandle Rogers has stepped down as chairwoman of the Whiteville City Schools Board of Education, but said she will not leave the board. As NC Newsline previously reported, the embattled Rogers was found guilty of assaulting a government worker in late August. She also allegedly called the worker, who is Black, a racial slur. “I […]

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Allegation that charter school student used racial slur, flashed a gun on FaceTime raises concerns

BY: - November 15, 2023

This story contains racist language that might upset some readers. A white seventh-grade boy who attends Discovery Charter School in Durham allegedly called a Black classmate a “monkey” and another racial slur, and then flashed a rifle to several students during a FaceTime chat, Arssante Malone, the father of the Black student, told NC Newsline. […]

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NAACP leaders call on Whiteville school board chairwoman to resign after assault conviction

BY: - November 7, 2023

The Columbus County NAACP and North Carolina State NAACP have called on Whiteville City Schools Board of Education Chairwoman Kandle Rogers to resign after she was found guilty of assaulting a government worker in late August. Nishawn Pridgen also told authorities that Rodgers called him a racial slur during the Aug. 31 incident. As reported […]

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U.S. House GOP in spending bills takes aim at federal LGBTQ, racial equity policies 

BY: - November 4, 2023

U.S. House Republicans are continuing to use government spending bills to engage in culture war battles, with legislation debated during the past week that would ban pride flags on some federal buildings, strip funding from a new museum for Latino history and target certain LGBTQ and racial equity policies and programs. The hot-button provisions in […]

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Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers

BY: - November 4, 2023

Local Black elected leaders aligned with racial and economic justice groups want to build on the labor gains made through the United Auto Workers’ six-week strike. The union’s tentative deals with the big three automakers include major wins such as a 25% rise in pay and getting rid of the two-tier worker system. More than […]

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State Supreme Court hears arguments in Confederate monument case

BY: - November 2, 2023

Imprisoned by federal troops shortly after the end of Civil War, North Carolina Gov. Zebulon Vance wrote his friend from jail in a state of despair. “There are indications that the radicals intend to force perfect Negro equality upon us. Should this be done, and there is nothing I can do to prevent it, it […]

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Monday numbers: what we know — and what we don’t — about hate crimes in America

BY: - October 30, 2023

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated October Hate Crimes Awareness Month, a time each year to reflect on the large and growing problem of vandalism, intimidation and violence driven by bias toward those of another race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity. The latest FBI report on hate crimes […]

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Oklahomans concerned contentious law impacts teaching of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ history

BY: - October 23, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — With the movie release of “Killers of the Flower Moon” only days away, questions still persist about Oklahoma schools’ ability to teach the historical events depicted in the film. The source of the uncertainty is House Bill 1775, a 2021 state law regulating classroom discussions on race and gender. Tribal leaders have […]

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ACLU of North Carolina report: Black students are the subject of disorderly conduct complaints at four times the rate of white counterparts

BY: - October 20, 2023

From 2017 to 2023, statewide law enforcement and school staff filed school-based complaints of disorderly conduct against Black students at four times the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new report by the ACLU of North Carolina. And the disparity in the rate of referrals for disorderly conduct in schools is worse for many […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s controversial new school moves forward with new faculty

BY: - October 12, 2023

When UNC-Chapel Hill announced the inaugural faculty for its controversial new School of Civic Life and Leadership late last week, it was difficult to miss a through-line across the nine faculty members from various departments and disciplines: They are all white. That wasn’t by design, said Sara Treul Roberts, a political science professor named interim […]

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Black scholars: Teachers shouldn’t cave to pressure to restrict lessons about U.S. racial history

BY: - October 9, 2023

America’s educators must not cower before lawmakers attempting to restrict what they teach students about America’s racial history, author and education reformer Lisa Delpit told hundreds of teachers attending the annual Color of Education summit in Raleigh on Saturday. Delpit, the author of the groundbreaking book, “Multiplication Is for White People” said teachers must engage […]