CRIME & JUSTICE
It's not just one issue.
The Post Foundation believes knowledge is power. To that end, the Black Lives Matter Charlotte movement is in an effort to highlight the undeniable needs of the city’s black community in four key focus areas.
From October through January, Black Lives Matter Charlotte convened community conversations on the health disparities blacks experience and determined actions we would take to address them. Select the image to see highlights from the conversation.
More than 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education, school systems in the United States are separate and unequal. Lower wealth, lower health, lower parental education levels, more dealings with the justice system and other circumstances create a perfect storm that leaves blacks without the same educational opportunities as whites.
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Since the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer, U.S. News examined the persistent gaps between black and white Americans, finding both the health and the justice system full of disparities.
A study from Harvard University, Cal-Berkeley and the Treasury Department recently found that Charlotte’s poor have a harder time rising out of poverty here than in any other large city.