North Carolina is working diligently to join Texas and Florida as states that have massive “You’re Not Welcome” signs hanging on their borders. If the controversial bathroom bill or testing welfare applicants for drug use wasn’t enough, state legislators are now working to pass a bill that will completely remove access to police body cameras.
Fact: No one should be denied a service because of who they are or what they believe
Also fact: It’s pretty ironic when supporters of a candidate (whose entire campaign is based on discrimination) are denied a service and are then shocked to see what that discrimination feels like.
Shannon Riggs and her cousins were on the way back from a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina when they decided to get some food from a local restaurant chain called Cook Out. Adorned in full “Make America Great Again” regalia, Riggs and her cousins approached the window to make their order and claim they heard an employee say, “‘Oh, hell no, I’m not serving them.”
North Carolina’s bill that force people to use the bathrooms that match the gender they were given at birth, commonly referred to as the “Bathroom Bill,” has brought out its biggest opposition yet – the U.S. government.
The Justice Department has sued the state over the controversial bill and claim it “stigmatizes and singles out transgender employees, results in their isolation and exclusion, and perpetuates a sense that they are not worthy of equal treatment and respect,” according to Huffington Post.
Many feel that a bill making it’s way through North Carolina’s state legislature would open up members of the LGBT community to an onslaught of discrimination. To show their support for the LGBT community, many celebrities have come out and donated the money from their shows in the state to LGBT-based organizations or even cancelled appearances altogether.
While it doesn’t appear that Beyoncé will be doing either for the Raleigh, NC stop on her latest world tour, she did make a public statement to show support.
A political tactic that was once used to further skew the imbalance of power in America was the literacy tests that predominantly Black voters were forced to take to “prove” how American they were. In actuality, they were mostly arbitrary riddles that were meant to be extremely difficult and nearly impossible to answer correctly.
Although literacy tests were banned in the U.S. years ago, it appears they’ve evolved and appeared once again in the current election cycle. A South Asian couple in North Carolina was recently forced to live out the experience while voting in the primary election.
This presidential election season has consistently brought up the conversation of race, as it should, and right now, the conversation has turned into a debate, thanks to the award-winning poet and Civil Rights activist, Maya Angelou.
What was the saying? Blacks can’t swim.
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are making sure that the saying stays true, because as of now, there is only one HBCU with a swim team: Howard University.
For years, there have been assumptions about welfare recipients based on myths, such at the belief that they’re mostly drug addicts. Over time, this myth has grown so much that people started to push for drug testing to be a necessary part of applying for welfare.
North Carolina has just released the results from their first string of drug tests among welfare applicants.
The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29.
17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide.
A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class.
According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago.