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for Independent Weekly Vol. 9 Issue 9, Feb. 27 - March 5 1991
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police officer Keith Edwards is taking legal action against the university alleging she was passed over for a promotion due to her race and sex. Edwards was the first black female officer hired by the university. Her case has caused the university to review its procedures and reshuffle its organization to encourage responsiveness to racial issues. Even if Edwards does not win her case, she says she will be proud of the change she has prompted by speaking out against inequality.
Internationalist Bookstore owner and Triangle area activist Bob Sheldon was recently murdered. Over 400 people attended his viewing and told of his impact on the community. His murder has not been solved and the State Board of Investigation is assisting with the case. Local activists speculate if Sheldon was killed in opposition to the Persian Gulf War. The war is less than a day old and Sheldon was a peace activist and had experienced opposition to his beliefs.