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Political posturing, in an effort to appear tough on crime, may be hindering a more rational, long-term approach to dealing with North Carolina's crime problem.
Despite a general consensus among police, educators, and the public that the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program is a success, critics point out the program's high comparative costs and the lack of definitive statistical evidence.
Hate crimes and white-supremacist organizations are on the rise in North Carolina. According to a February report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, North Carolina has six Klan chapters, three neo-Nazi groups, and two other white-supremacist groups.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Resident's Council, a group of public housing tenants, videotaped living conditions in several public housing apartments in order to draw attention to the dismal and shocking conditions.
A contingent of Triangle lesbians converged on a statewide breast cancer conference in Winston-Salem to increase awareness of the disease for lesbians, and to proclaim that lesbians run a greater risk of breast cancer than heterosexual women.
Members of the Triangle area talk about the problems that many young, black men face, especially violence, crime, unemployment, poverty, and AIDS. Area communities have initiated several efforts to address these serious problems.