Brown vs. the Board of Education
June 23, 2016 -
This week, 52 years to the day after three young men were murdered in Mississippi while working to expand voting rights to African Americans, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a challenge to North Carolina's restrictive new voting law that disproportionately impacts African Americans.
May 18, 2016 -
This week Ben & Jerry's ice cream unveiled a new flavor in North Carolina to benefit the N.C. NAACP's voter engagement efforts. The event took place in Durham, a city where ice cream has played an historic role in the fight for racial equality.
August 29, 2014 -
The total student population in the U.S. is projected to become majority minority this year, but the South hit this milestone six years ago. Demographic changes have been sweeping Southern schools, introducing new racial dynamics in what has traditionally been a black and white story while progress on racial integration slips.
May 16, 2014 -
A civil rights think tank marked this week's 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling with reports that find the nation -- and North Carolina in particular -- are backsliding on progress toward greater educational equality.
March 19, 2013 -
When the NAACP challenged Jim Crow laws, it selected plaintiffs who would elicit both sympathy and outrage. Today conservatives are using the same tactic, as illustrated by Fisher v. The University of Texas -- a case challenging consideration of race in admissions.
February 19, 2013 -
The current debate over charter schools in Mississippi appears to be the latest battle in a longstanding war on public education -- and on teachers' unions.
March 16, 2012 -
Touted as the cure for what ails public education, charter schools have historical roots that are rarely acknowledged.