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White skin in a black robe – Marcia Morey

A recent CBS news poll found that 69 percent of Americans defined race relations as “bad” in the United States. When I zip up the black robe and enter a criminal courtroom I am very aware of my “white” skin as I sit in judgment of a predominantly “black” courtroom.

Videos

Fayette Place neighbor: 'It’s just a vacant hole'

Brenda McCoy Bradsher explains what it is like to live a block away from 20 acres of vacant property covered with scrub grass and scattered with crumbling steps and frayed foundations. The former Fayetteville Street public housing complex has sat empty for nearly 12 years awaiting a failed Durham Housing Authority development plan and then the construction of affordable and student housing by a private company.
Video by Virginia Bridges, Photo by Mark Schultz vbridges@newsobserver.com
Fayette Place neighbor: 'It’s just a vacant hole' 1:43

Fayette Place neighbor: 'It’s just a vacant hole'

Durham County Sheriff's deputies on the importance of rabies vaccinations 2:03

Durham County Sheriff's deputies on the importance of rabies vaccinations

Kidznotes inspires inner-city kids via classical music 1:22

Kidznotes inspires inner-city kids via classical music

2015: Larry Stogner on the support the community has given him 2:32

2015: Larry Stogner on the support the community has given him