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North Carolina news and analysis from The Nation
October 31, 2017
This North Carolina County Has a Thriving Branch of the NAACP—and It’s Mostly White
The chapter reveals the promise and pitfalls of racial-justice solidarity.
September 27, 2017
North Carolina’s Gerrymandering Puts Democracy on the Line
How the GOP uses redistricting to maintain power in a purple state.
August 25, 2017
The Activists Who Took Down the Confederate Statue in Durham Still Need Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do
Activists from the viral video are facing felony charges.
May 22, 2017
North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
May 15, 2017
The Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate the Country’s Worst Voter-Suppression Law
The federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s restrictions targeted black voters “with almost surgical precision.”
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March 30, 2017
The So-Called ‘Repeal’ of North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Is a Terrible Deal for Civil Rights
The new policy doesn’t grant anything close to fair and equal treatment under the law for transgender people.
March 23, 2017
How Much Damage Has North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Done in 1 Year?
The law has upended North Carolina politics, but other states are still looking to copy the law.
February 13, 2017
Over 80,000 People Joined the Biggest-Ever Moral March in North Carolina
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II compares the rising tide of protest to what Dr. King called a “marvelous new militancy” in the 1960s.
December 23, 2016
Keith Ellison Says He Is Ready to Fight for Democracy in North Carolina—and Across America
Keith Ellison is right to warn Democrats that a battle in one state has nationwide implications.
December 19, 2016
North Carolina’s Legislative Coup Shows What Voter Suppression Will Look Like Under Trump
Republicans have turned North Carolina into a laboratory for subverting democracy.