Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 9 Issue 8, Feb. 20-26 1991
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The new breed of liberal campus activist is being labeled “PC” for their political correctness. The media and conservative individuals oppose the activists for their “politics of difference.” Women, black, gay, and other liberal minority students say the system has excluded them for so long that they only way they can get equality is by magnifying their differences and demanding more than other groups. Some intimidation of activists has occurred on Duke’s and UNC’s campuses, but students are committed to fighting the status quo.
Governor Jim Martin and the state of North Carolina are struggling to find a home for their hazardous waste. A planned incinerator has been rejected in 15 counties due to citizen opposition and concern for public health. One solution is the forthcoming bill named the Toxic Use Reduction Act which proposes a shift toward toxic waste reduction and commitment to clean manufacturing rather than hazardous waste disposal. Businesses, politicians, and environmentalists believe a solution can be met if all sides are willing to compromise.