Stories tagged: "anti-discrimination"


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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.

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Love Wins as City of Charlotte Covers LGBTQ Residents in Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Charlotte, North Carolina expanded its nondiscrimination ordinance to include housing and employment protections for LGBTQ residents. Advocates are ready to push for more.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happens. This Bill Would Ensure Workers Get the Protections They Need.

Discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal in the United States for more than 40 years, but as these women's stories show, it still happens.