Jaribu Hill Comments on Poverty in North Carolina

Former Skadden Fellow Jaribu Hill (’95) was quoted in a New York Times article about the gathering of protestors in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention (“As Democratic Convention Nears, Demonstrators Take to the Streets of Charlotte,” Sept. 2). The article said protesters had expressed anger over the decision to hold the convention in Charlotte. “North Carolina has the lowest number of organized union members,” said Jaribu, of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights. “This state is woefully backwards and antiunion, anti-working people and most viscerally the working poor. The wages are blindingly low. The poverty is stunning and cyclical in every community where the working poor find themselves. To come here and not know that or act like you don’t know it is unforgivable.”