Articles by Chris
November 21, 2023 -
This year's off-year elections saw mixed results for Democrats in the South, with progressives scoring victories in Kentucky and Virginia — and staying competitive in Mississippi — while the bulk of races still went to Republicans. What do the results tell us about 2024 and beyond?
September 18, 2023 -
In late August, Georgia’s attorney general issued indictments under the state’s RICO statute targeting protesters against a planned new police and fire training center. An attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights breaks down the charges and their implications for movements for racial justice and police accountability.
March 17, 2023 -
On March 10 and 11, more than 150 people gathered to celebrate Southern Exposure, the award-winning journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies from 1973 to 2011, and to reflect on its legacy for movements today.
March 8, 2023 -
Founded in 1973 by the Institute for Southern Studies, Southern Exposure magazine went on to earn a reputation for groundbreaking coverage of politics and culture in the U.S. South. Democratizing access to the archive is critically important work in a moment when history and who is allowed to tell it are once again under attack.
February 16, 2023 -
In a collaborative report highlighting bipartisan policy proposals for North Carolina to combat current threats to democracy, leading state and national voting rights advocates call for legislative action to ensure that elections are free, fair, accessible, and secure.
February 10, 2023 -
While public support for labor unions in the U.S. is at its highest level in a half-century, the portion of Southern workers in unions did not grow last year, even though unions added new members. But strikes and other workplace protests in the region jumped by over 20%, showing growing labor activism.
January 13, 2023 -
Formerly a reporter for the Chatham News + Record and editor of UNC's The Daily Tar Heel, Devarajan is the latest recipient of a fellowship created to support a new generation of social change journalists. The program honors Julian Bond, the civil rights veteran and journalist who cofounded the Institute for Southern Studies, the nonprofit publisher of Facing South.