Poverty, North Carolina and the American Flight From Equality - FULL TALK

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North Carolina is suffering extraordinarily high numbers in poverty within our population. The Tar Heel state has been named one of the worst states in the US in its handling of the poor by several studies & a New York Times article earlier this year. Gene Nichols speaks passionately on the need to address this state-wide injustice to our citizens. Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). A widely published author, he is also a monthly op-ed writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.