The NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are co-sponsoring a webinar on Tuesday April 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review the law and how communities can continue to advocate for the removal of monuments to white supremacy. NC CRED recently launched a campaign to support and educate North Carolinians seeking to remove confederate monuments from courthouse squares in their communities. The goal is the removal of such monuments and other iconography of hatred from all court spaces.
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Join the NC Council of Churches and the NC Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) for a discussion with Dr. Karen L. Cox, author of No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Dr. Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Cox will lead conversation on her book as we learn together and mobilize to take meaningful action.
Today, the North Carolina Commission on Racial Equity and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) launched a statewide campaign to remove Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds. The group asserts that the monuments, many of which were erected during the Jim Crow era, should no longer have a legitimate space in public property. The campaign’s goal is to identify, document the history of, and remove all Confederate Monuments currently erected on courthouse grounds in the state of North Carolina.
Racial terror has been a constant in American life. Although its form is ever-shifting, violence against Black people has always been the primary tool to enforce white supremacy. This symposium explored the death penalty and mass incarceration as two contemporary manifestations of the legacy of racial terror that began in slavery. You can watch the event recording via YouTube if you missed it.
Who We Are
NC CRED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works across professional, political and ideological lines to identify, document, and develop strategies to reduce racial disparities in North Carolina’s juvenile and criminal justice systems. We aspire to be a model for the rest of the nation.
NC CRED brings together a diverse group of more than 30 criminal justice leaders and stakeholders who share a commitment to building a more equitable, effective, and humane criminal justice system throughout the state.
Represented on the Commission are judges from District Court and Superior Court; Chiefs of Police and other law enforcement leaders; District Attorneys, Public Defenders, community advocates, and scholars.
What We Do
NC CRED provides a forum for members to become better equipped to address racial disparities collectively and within their respective spheres of influence.
NC CRED serves as a hub of collaboration for a diverse network of criminal justice stakeholders.
RACIAL JUSTICE CLEARINGHOUSE
NC CRED promotes productive, data-informed discourse on race and justice issues in North Carolina. The clearinghouse works to provide an accessible source of reliable, credible and actionable data, analysis and research on race and criminal justice issues in North Carolina.
TRAININGS AND CONVENINGS
NC CRED works to engage stakeholders across North Carolina with resources and education aimed at equitable system change.
RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, & RECOMMENDATIONS
NC CRED develops and provides data, analysis and recommendations on the racial impact of proposed & current policy as well as research-backed analysis of the drivers and remedies of racial disparities in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.