Power never cared much for truth-tellers. Just ask the politicians.
North Carolina’s rate of poverty has shown staggering increases in recent years, and the need for us to be enlightened and aware of the painful implications of poverty has never been more urgent or compelling.
Leaders of great universities haven’t always relished the challenges that came from wrestling with and facing hard truths, but they knew they had a sacred and solemn responsibility to protect such endeavors.
The recommendation of the panel of the UNC Board of Governors to eliminate the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity is a shameful abdication of that responsibility. Is there no one among those in power who is principled enough to take a stand before this grotesque recommendation becomes a reality?
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William S. Meyer