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Race, Class & Communities

Race, Class & Communities

  • UNC-Chapel Hill interim Chancellor Lee Roberts leads law enforcement officers to Polk Place on April 30, 2024, to meet people protesting the Israel-Hamas war.
    Peyton Sickles
    /
    for WUNC
    North Carolina's public university system could soon see its existing diversity programs and jobs drastically cut if its governing board votes as expected to repeal its current diversity policy. The old policy outlines various diversity-related jobs in the University of North Carolina system and the proposed changes remove mention of those roles, suggesting their elimination
  • A fire broke out at a construction site in the 7700 block of Liberty Row Drive in Charlotte on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
    Steve Harrison
    /
    WFAE
    Latino construction workers are more likely to die on the job in N.C. than their white or Black counterparts. That’s according to an analysis by the Charlotte Observer. The latest census numbers show Latinos make up 27% of construction workers in the state, but account for 60% of construction workers who die on the job. The Observer's Ames Alexander joins WFAE's Marshall Terry to discuss.