Non-English Speakers look foward to fewer Rights in North Carolina

In the United States, a person who is going to...

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act demands that a person may not be discriminated against.

At least that’s what it looks like.

North Carolina has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice determined. 

In a puzzling series of  negligent policy decision making  by law makers of which the result may have even been longer sentences for  non-English speakers,  which of course overburdened Carolinians have to pay for  in the  long run in form of taxes. A nominal cost  (on 0.3% of the $463.8 million budget) of offering translators would have been an easy solution.

What has not been mentioned is what now?

Now that North Carolina has been found to be violating Title VI, what consequences will the agency have to experience?

A little known fact is that Title VI continues to state that

If an agency is found in violation of Title VI, that agency may lose its federal funding.

Now as upsetting as this all is, I would hate to imagine that  cushy $463.8 million being taken away.

If our law makers cannot abide by the law when enforcing  the law, exactly who is getting served by the law in question?




North Carolina Corruption Report Card Is Here

North Carolina Welcome Sign.

North Carolina Welcome Sign. (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn)

A nationwide study on the level of corruption in states was released today. North Carolina received an overall grade of C- and ranked 18th on the list.

North Carolina outperformed cities such as Minnesota, New York and even Alaska. The grades were based on ethical decisions made by leaders and how people felt about the impact of policies affecting the populace of the state.

North Carolina received an F for public access to information and as a new transplant to North Carolina, I know this to be true. You cannot find information consolidated anywhere and the entire state is rife with different organizations all doing somewhat the same thing but none which seem to have a common link.

Perhaps there is hope yet for North Carolina.