On June 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm, the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED), the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation will co-sponsor a webinar focusing on the historic role of white elites, including judges and lawyers, in the movement to construct Confederate iconography across North Carolina and usher in Jim Crow-era policies. We will also discuss the importance of engaging lawyers in today’s Confederate monument removal efforts.
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.
National Consortium, of which NC CRED is a member, calls for removal of Confederate monuments from courthouses and public spaces
The longstanding and ongoing legacy of racial discrimination in jury selection is well documented in North Carolina.
Watch a recording of the July 15 webinar, “Balancing the Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces,” presented by NC CRED.
Watch a recording of the June 29 webinar “Policing and Racial Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?” presented by NC CRED.
Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System
NC CRED looks forward to working with Governor Cooper’s newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. Read our statement here.
NC CRED among organizations to provide consultation to newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.
“We must come together to firmly and loudly commit to the declaration that all people are created equal, and we must do more than just speak that truth. We must live it every day in our courtrooms. My pledge to you today is that we will.”
Thursday, May 14
11 AM to 12:30 PM
COVID-19: Implications of the Pandemic within the Criminal Justice System
An interactive, roundtable webinar presented by NC CRED
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) is calling on the North Carolina Supreme Court to remove the life-sized portrait of former Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin inside its courtroom as well as the statue of him outside the entrance to NC Court of Appeals.
Effective Dec. 1, 2019, 16 and 17 year old individuals who commit crimes in North Carolina are no longer automatically charged in the adult criminal justice system. NC CRED has […]
“As a recent op-ed revealed in the News & Observer this week, the over-sized portrait of Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century NC Supreme Court Justice who strongly espoused pro-slavery views […]
JOIN NC COMMISSION ON RACIAL & ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR #DEFENDTHE14TH This event will inform participants of the historical implications of the 14th Amendment and how […]
The ABA Racial Justice Improvement Project, Halifax County, and the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NCCRED) collaborated to work as the North Carolina Task Force in Halifax County. The Task Force focused on identifying discretionary decision points in the adjudication process that contributed to practices adversely impacting people of color and correcting such racially disparate practices.
The racial and ethnic disparities that mark our criminal justice system are as stark as they are real. African Americans make up a total of 22% of the North […]
NC-CRED to Co-sponsor Spotlight Conference: “Criminal Justice Debt: Punishing the Poor in North Carolina.” Please join us for this important discussion on ways to reform the criminal justice debt trap. Agenda and registration will be available soon.
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NC CRED, along with the Wake Forest University School of Law Criminal Justice Program, the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, and the Wake Forest University Rethinking Community series, […]
R E S O L U T I O N By the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System on September 5, 2017: WHEREAS, […]
At our October 1st Symposium: Understanding & Dismantling Mass Incarceration, we asked the audience members to tell us what they thought the most urgent issue regarding this large, overwhelming structure […]
“If we continue to tell ourselves the popular myths about racial progress or, worse yet, if we say to ourselves that the problem of mass incarceration is just too big, […]