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Since white parents will do everything possible to not send their kids to schools with Black kids (well, maybe one or two from upper middle class backgrounds so that little Connor and Maddie can have just the right kind of diversity in their lives), what if, like with vaccines, we started to provide incentives to […]
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Cancel culture! The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is no longer issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, according to a statement. The agency said removal of the license plate, issued to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, took effect Jan. 1, the StarNews of Wilmington reported. The move comes six months […]

Nurses Unite!

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On September 17, 2020

A huge win for the National Nurses Union and all those who undertake the herculean task of organizing the South! It’s a new day at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for register

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Organizing Southern Hospitals

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On August 27, 2020
Organizing the South is so very, very hard. I’ve discussed this many times here over the years, both in the labor history series and in discussing contemporary events. And yet, without organizing the South, the labor movement will never come out of its present doldrums. It’s important to highlight the workers who are struggling to […]
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Dancing Like It Was 1865

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On June 26, 2020
I thought this was pretty great. Now it had arrived, the final morning that the statue would stand above the grounds of North Carolina’s Capitol. The moment had arrived after three weeks of protests that began here, and across the country, after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands […]
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