May 11, 2023 -
Ben Barber interviewed UNC law professor and anti-poverty scholar Gene Nichol about his new book, “Lessons from North Carolina: Race, Religion, Tribe, and the Future of America,” which offers insights from North Carolina politics aimed at countering the nationwide assault on democratic norms and values.
April 16, 2020 -
The UNC law professor known for his advocacy for the poor and fiery op-eds that angered the state's Republican legislative leadership has a new book out about what the GOP has wrought in North Carolina. He talks with Facing South about some of its lessons, particularly for these unprecedented times of pandemic.
July 3, 2015 -
Earlier this year the UNC Board of Governors decided to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the UNC School of Law. This week the school launched the N.C. Poverty Research Fund to continue the fight against economic injustice in the state.
December 16, 2013 -
Hundreds of professors and grad students from colleges and universities across North Carolina are urging Gov. Pat McCrory to condemn a broad information request from a think tank tied to his state budget director. The group is seeking records from UNC law professor and anti-poverty crusader Gene Nichol, an outspoken administration critic.
November 21, 2013 -
The Civitas Institute, a think tank founded and funded by GOP mega-donor and NC budget director Art Pope, demanded emails and other records from UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity Director Gene Nichol shortly after he published a column blasting the McCrory administration. Is this yet another fishing expedition aimed at harassing an outspoken academic?
November 12, 2012 -
Amid all the talk of a "New South," the region remains plagued by the old problems of entrenched poverty and racism.