November 2, 2018 -
GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop is facing criticism for supporting Gab, the alt-right social media platform used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. Bishop's 2017 investment was a response to social media platforms banning the organizers of the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville — a group Bishop compared to the Black Lives Matter movement.
March 16, 2017 -
A high-profile incident involving a 15-year-old Black student in North Carolina who lashed out against a verbal bully has focused attention on the rise of racist harassment in schools following Trump's election. While some might think words don't actually hurt anyone, studies show otherwise.
June 17, 2016 -
After the June 12 massacre at an Orlando nightclub, some politicians refused to even acknowledge the targets were LGBT people. Could it be because of their own animus toward LGBT people, which has found expression in a record number of anti-LGBT bills introduced in recent years?
June 14, 2016 -
At this week's Moral Monday rally in Sylva, North Carolina, Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP addressed the mass shooting that took place a day earlier at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He called out political leaders who foment hate and called on people to keep the faith that love is greater.
April 6, 2012 -
This week, writers Scott Huler and June Spence discovered hate speech scrawled inside a closet under construction in the home they share with their two sons in Raleigh, N.C. They responded with two essays that offer much to think about on this holiday weekend.
May 26, 2005 -
Sometimes, despite everything you think you know about progress, human decency, the New South, and all that, the history we so often want to forget slouches rudely into the open. Last night, for the first time in recent memory, the Institute's hometown, Durham, North Carolina, was the site of three cross-burnings.