With Barber at the helm, the protests are becoming national news, with Raleigh bidding to be in 2013 what Madison, Wis., was in 2011—the epicenter of the national struggle for the soul of state governments across the country.
In issuing these pink driver's licenses, emblazoned with the words "no lawful status" (which isn't true), Republicans want to elicit fear from as well as punish North Carolina's undocumented immigrants.
How can the NYT's Ethicist columnist tell a reader to not transition for the benefit of her family? She is part of her family; her misery also becomes part of the family. How can such misery be confined?
In Raleigh's Moore Square and around Main Street in Durham, we ignore people who we assume don't have housing. Rocky and those like him go to Love Wins or the Maurin House to find eye contact, to hear a "good morning," to be a part of their cities.