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Scotland Neck, Halifax County

In the Spotlight

In December, Gene Nichol addressed the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. He joined colleagues from Crisis Assistance Ministries who spoke firsthand on the struggles faced by poor people in Charlotte. The task force came about in part because of our research calling attention to severely distressed census tracts in urban areas. Look for our new report on Charlotte coming soon!

Prof. Nichol was a guest on WUNC's Black Issues Forum on homelessness and hunger. The show, which aired December 20, also featured Earline Middleton (Food Bank for Central and Eastern NC) and Sam Whitted (Housing for New Hope). (View the video.)

Students in Prof. Nichol's poverty seminar wrote in-depth papers on topics they selected. Among the highlights: an analysis of concentrated poverty informed by personal experience and a look at modern-day "debtor's prison" driven by court fees and privatized probation.
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