Stories tagged: "racism"


Flowers lay under a boarded up window at Caudill Labs on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, after a graduate student fatally shot his faculty adviser. A bullet hole could be seen earlier Tuesday in the bottom left corner of that window. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Why the Shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill Is Different for Asian Americans

When people of color are accused of committing high-profile crimes, their community tends to bear the blame for it too. It’s the same way in the UNC shooting.

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‘Never Again’: 78 Years After World War II, A NC Descendant of Holocaust Survivors Speaks

Wake Forest’s Shelly Bleiweiss tells his parents’ harrowing story, and explains why it’s important to stand up to bigotry. 

The State Board of Elections denied a request from a voter to remove Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene over racist comments he made. (Image via Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
State Board of Elections Denies Appeal to Remove Columbus County Sheriff Who Made Racist Comments

After a judge suspended Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene in October for racist comments, he resigned and then ran for re-election (and won) in what some are calling an effort to “game the system."

Durham artist Darius Quarles at work on a mural honoring local hip hop icons Little Brother. (Photo courtesy of Darius Quarles)
How Durham’s Darius Quarles Went From Fledgling Painter to a Leader in North Carolina’s Arts Scene

Quarles battled racism, a pandemic, and a breakneck pace to become a major artist of color in a predominantly white North Carolina scene. 

George White had an astounding political career, beginning in 1881 with his election from Craven to serve in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1885 he served in the State Senate. In 1896 White moved to Tarboro and launched a successful bid for a national seat. Voters in what was called the “Black Second” Congressional District, had already sent three African Americans to Congress. White was elected twice, and was the last remaining Black US Congressman when he introduced the first antilynching bill in 1900.
This NC Lawmaker Called for an Antilynching Law 100 Years Ago. This Week, We Got One.

The US will finally make lynching a federal crime, after more than a century of attempts. C&P looks at the long road to justice. It only took 122 years to declare lynching a federal hate crime, after a long-sought bill passed Congress this week.  The Emmett Till Antilynching Act passed the US House with three...

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

Supporters of those charged in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol pass a counter-protester with a 'LOSER' sign in Washington, DC. North Carolina was home to 18 of the insurrectionists. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
How to Stop the Insurrectionist Next Door

Of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, 18 called North Carolina home. Here's how seemingly normal people become extremists, how to spot it and ways to stop it.