North Carolina Social Justice Project
The North Carolina Social Justice Project (NCSJP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that researches the causes of, solutions to, and advocates for the elimination of, the widespread social inequality among traditionally under-represented groups in North Carolina.
While these problems manifest in a variety of ways, NCSJP tackles problems in four major areas:
- Human Rights
We are a nimble organization, able to adapt to the needs of today before they become the crises of tomorrow. Effective, progressive leadership on issues of social justice is not a job to be taken lightly, subcontracted to the lowest bidder, or left to those in Washington to figure out - we must stand up for what we believe to be right and just, and ultimately be held accountable for what action, or inaction, we take. We hope you will stand with us and help us make the North Carolina of tomorrow a better place, today.
The South of today is not the South of yesterday, and North Carolina is no exception. Of the 100 fastest growing counties in the U.S., over half are in the South, with North Carolina ranking as the third-fastest growing state in the nation, and one of the largest congressional delegations in the country. However, a 2009 report from the Institute for Southern Studies concludes that "With notable exceptions, the South’s social justice infrastructure remains underdeveloped, relative to other parts of the country." While we have made so many positive changes here in North Carolina over the past few decades, we are ranked ninth nationally in inequality between rich and poor, and first among our Southern neighbors.
The North Carolina Social Justice Project endeavors to take advantage of the unique combination of North Carolina’s increasing national relevance and our relative shortage of effective policy and advocacy groups, with a goal of improving the lives and living conditions of those who need it the most. By researching data, talking to policy makers, and consulting experts in the field, NCSJP is able to present our findings to the public and our elected officials in a cohesive, organized, and persuasive manner.
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