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Ted Shaw Appointed Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of UNC Center for Civil Rights.
Eminent civil rights attorney and Center for Civil Rights founder, the late Julius L. Chambers, at a conference in his honor.
This report documents the impacts of racial exclusion in communities across NC. The project focuses on housing, education, environmental justice, political exclusion and access to infrastructure.
May 2012, Halifax, NC: Press Conference marking one-year anniversary of Center’s report, “Unless Our Children Begin to Work Together, The State of Education in Halifax County.”
The UNC Center for Civil Rights is committed to the advancement of civil rights and social justice, especially in the American South. It fosters empirical and analytical research, sponsors student inquiry and activities and convenes faculty, visiting scholars, policy advocates and practicing attorneys to confront legal and social issues of greatest concern to racial and ethnic minorities, to the poor and to other potential beneficiaries of civil rights advances. The center's work focuses on education, housing and community development, economic justice and voting rights.
the 2013 State of Exclusion report, the UNC Center for Civil Rights released a
series of county profiles, containing a more in-depth examination of exclusion and
the legacy of racial segregation in the individual counties. The fifth in the
series, Orange County, has been released. This report, the other county
reports, and the statewide report, are all available at
. In looking at environmental justice impacts, the report shows that the county’s non-white population disproportionately live in areas with close
proximity to solid waste or other potentially polluting facilities. Orange County has a smaller exposure
rate to solid waste facilities for its overall population (3.20% compared to
5.34% statewide), but a higher rate for super majority non-white census blocks
(16.72% compared to 9.37%).
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