Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Hires Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlotte, NC — February 9, 2017 Consultant, trainer and facilitator Derrik Anderson joins Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) as Director. The organization’s first paid staff position, funded jointly by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, provides the kind of focused and dedicated leadership necessary to expand upon its many significant […]

Social Work Professor’s Research Shows Implicit Bias

Susan McCarter has spent the last 20 years researching and talking about disproportionate minority contacts (DMC), or the over-representation of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. She readily acknowledges that even the official name for her work tends to make people defensive. “The word ‘disproportionality’ has taken on a bad […]

When She Points to Racial Bias, Charlotte’s Most Powerful Listen

Elisa Chinn-Gary isn’t one to tell some of Charlotte’s most powerful institutions that they need to check themselves for racial bias. She simply shows them why they should. Armed with statistics, studies and personal experiences, Chinn-Gary and a group she helped start have triggered some stunning results. ▪ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has revamped its discipline policy […]