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Turn South Presents at 2016 CHRONIC Gathering

Turn South Project Director Rachel Fowler presented at the third annual Carolina Human Rights Organizing Conference (CHRONIC) held in Asheville, NC on October 21-23, 2016.

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Carol Anderson: Donald Trump Is the Result of White Rage, Not Economic Anxiety

Anderson writes “Barack Obama’s election — and its powerful symbolism of black advancement — was the major trigger for the policy backlash that led to Donald Trump…”

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Changes strengthen education rights for homeless children

NLCHP releases resource that provides answers to questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations. https://www.nlchp.org/documents/McKinney-Vento_FAQs

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UN Expert finds U.S. struggling to achieve racial, social and economic equality

“[U]nderstanding racism means looking…at 400 years of slavery and post-civil war Jim Crow laws, which…’marginalized the African-American community to a life of misery, poverty and persecution.’” http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54582&Kw1=united+states&Kw2=human+rights&Kw3=#.WEcKkVyx9_k

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Poor Louisiana defendants fight alleged debtors’ prison

Amy Julia Harris with Reveal News writes about Louisiana judge who agreed to stop jailing poor people unable to pay court-ordered fines funding his court Poor Louisiana defendants fight alleged debtors’ prison

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Exposing Fields Filth

Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance report shows wet waste in NC’s industrial agricultural industry threatens rural environment/residents. http://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-fields-filth

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