Gene Nichol is my new hero!! Listen to him speak at Jun 16 Moral Monday, WOW! Gene Nichol made an incredible, powerful speech with crazy statistics on poverty in NC and how can our leadership not just ignore these stats but pass laws to MAKE THINGS WORSE. Here are a few of the points from his speech.
Did you know that NC has the second highest percentage of hungry children in the US, only behind Louisiana?! 2nd highest number of ‘hungry babies.’
Also, Charlotte has EXPLODING POVERTY pockets among persons of color. AND Charlotte has the worst economic mobility in the US! If you are born poor, you will likely stay poor, a Harvard study.
I wonder if the lack of economic mobility has to do with Charlotte RE-SEGREGATING THEIR SCHOOLS in about 2002? (My point, not his)
Greensboro has the second highest percentage of hungry children IN AMERICA!!
Nichol is serious about making change in NC!! He was one of the team leaders in my quadrant last night. Roberta Waddle and Gailya Paliga led groups for the teach-in that was part of the June 23, 2014 Moral Monday.