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BREAKING: Last Time North Carolina Amended Their Constitution On Marriage, It Was To Ban Interracial Marriage

BREAKING: North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution yesterday to ban same-sex marriage. SHOCKING: The last time North Carolina changed their constitution it was to ban interracial marriage in 1875. I love ya, N.C., but discrimination went out of style years ago. If you agree, please share this on Facebook.

BREAKING: Last Time North Carolina Amended Their Constitution On Marriage, It Was To Ban Interracial Marriage

P.S. Don't forget to say a big, fat thank you to all those who voted NO yesterday. Keep fighting the good fight. We'll win soon. I just know it.


UPDATED: This nugget originally implied that this was the first time North Carolina had amended its Constitution since banning interracial marriage. In fact, it has been amended in the intervening years. Thanks to Julia Rosen for the correction.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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