New York Times columnist Bob Herbert recently commented on the dangers lurking in the vast inequalities of wealth in America and the sharp contrast between unprecedented corporate profits and near-depression-level rates of unemployment. “There is no way to bring America’s … Read the rest
A reader comments on stumbling upon To Right These Wrongs and discovering “North Carolina’s legacy of progressive philanthropic, educational and political leadership.” That legacy is something we desperately need to recall and recover as we seek to chart our way … Read the rest
The young man at the checkout counter politely informed me about Harris Teeter’s fund drive for the local food bank and asked if I would donate money. I did. I couldn’t load up my car with cranberries, potatoes and pie … Read the rest
In a recent post to the UNC Press Blog, Patrick Cullom, Visual Materials Archivist for Special Collections at UNC’s Wilson Library, describes his work cataloging and preserving the 63,000 images that make up the Billy E. Barnes Photographic Collection. Barnes … Read the rest
Poverty has been the elephant in the room during debates about Wake County’s school assignment plan.
This week the school board voted to end the longstanding policy that encouraged socioeconomic diversity in schools. That plan tried to ensure that no … Read the rest