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Nooze Hounds: James E. Ford Talks Race in Education

Episode 43

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Ryan Pitkin (left) and James E. Ford talk race in education. (Photo by Justin LaFrancois)

In Episode 43 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan and Justin sit down with James E. Ford, co-founder of Creed, member of the NC State Board of Education and former North Carolina Teacher of the Year to discuss all things race in education, and there is no shortage of things to talk about. 


The trio discusses the recent controversy around Latta Plantation’s canceled Juneteenth event and the backlash that resulted in the cancelation of the lease for the nonprofit that runs the historic site. They also go into the beef between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, which involves the county withholding $56 million from the school system’s budget until the latter presents an actionable plan on equity. 

Throughout the podcast, the guys also discuss Critical Race Theory and what the hell that even means compared to what opponents want you to think it means. 

Remember you can catch us on Spotify and other places where you find podcasts, and be sure to check out Queen City Podcast Network for a slew of other great Charlotte podcasts that aren’t quite as good as ours but pretty damn close. Find past Nooze Hounds episodes here

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