UNC Board of Governors Kills the Historic Center for Civil Rights

UNC Board of Governors Kills the Historic Center for Civil Rights

After months of contentious back-and-forth, the UNC Board of Governors voted this morning to ban the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work on behalf of the state’s poor and minority populations. The ban would effectively neuter the Center from providing legal representation to those who cannot afford it—groups it has been advocating for since it was founded by the famed civil rights attorney Julian Chambers in 2001.

Since then, however, the UNC Board of Governors has taken a turn to the right.…

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