Claude Wilson

Articles

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Column: The issue of gerrymandering

Despite the fact that in North Carolina, Democrats won the popular vote in the 2018 election, the Republicans still have control of the majority of the seats in the General Assembly and both of the state’s seats in Congress.


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Column: ICE must be destroyed

"Justifying the actions of ICE fundamentally requires that one believes that immigrants are less deserving of fundamental rights than other people, a vision of the world that places human worth on a hierarchy determined by where a person was born."


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Column: 'Gimme shelter'

"To the students here at UNC who intend to go into urban planning: you have so much potential to do good in this world, and I implore you to do what you can to transform housing from a commodity to a human right."


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Column: Borders and violence

“'The Wall' that Trump and the Republican base have rallied around should be understood as a symbolic project representing their worldview rather than a feasible policy proposal." 


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Column: Peter Tosh was right

 An important component of any bill that legalizes marijuana, however, should be the release of all prisoners held on marijuana-related charges, as well as some compensation for their legal persecution. Ending a long-standing tool of systemic oppression is not enough; we will also have to undo the damage that this oppression created.