Posts Tagged ‘hb2’

As everywhere else in the state, public opinion on HB2 in Forsyth County was starkly split. In a one-day special session on March 23, 2016, the N.C. General Assembly had reversed a Charlotte ordinance¬† expanding gay and transgender protections — most controversially, the right to use public restrooms based on gender identity. Gov. Pat McCrory […]

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“During the civil-rights era, when local administrators across the South resisted desegregation and suppressed protests, business √©lites in Dallas and Charlotte pushed for moderation; Dallas had desegregated its downtown businesses by 1961, and Charlotte began desegregating public accommodations the year before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “Those efforts, though, were driven by local businesses and […]

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