Ever since NC enacted restrictions on when, where, and how people could vote—restrictions that disproportionately harmed students, the poor, and people of color—civil rights activists have been fighting back.
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Educators who have been racing against the clock to save two more North Carolina students from imminent deportation are contemplating a bittersweet victory today.
Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to block North Carolina’s notorious voter I.D. law, NC educators still find themselves battling election roadblocks that are very much alive at the local level.
After a harrowing six-month stay in a detention center for undocumented immigrants, Wildin Acosta is back in school where he belongs.
“As we celebrate Wildin’s positive outcome, we need to remember there are many more students in detention.”
Our Social Justice Activist Award nominees share their advice for getting involved in activism.
“America would be better served if these raids targeted criminals, rather than young people who want to get an education and be safe.”
“The stories they come to school with are heartbreaking.”
Acosta, a model student who is still determined to graduate, has sent word to his teachers asking them to please send his homework to the immigration detention center.