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INSTITUTE INDEX: NC tries to patch frayed social safety net with turnip greens

October 25, 2013 - Saying they hope to ease the pain from the federal government shutdown, Gov. Pat McCrory this week announced he was sending turnip greens from the state prison farm to food banks, while state budget director Art Pope's foundation said it would contribute $185,000 to various charities. But can such alms-giving make up for policies that weaken public assistance programs?

Shedding light on the legacy of segregation in North Carolina

September 18, 2013 - Attorneys with UNC's Center for Civil Rights kept seeing the same injustices -- environmental, educational, economic -- crop up in minority communities where they work across the state. They decided to take a systematic look at the problem and have produced a report and interactive map that illuminate the social and economic disparities created and perpetuated by segregation.