Policy surrounding race and immigration typically is most effective at the State level where changes can be mandated across all counties. Locally based organizations often work together to promote advocacy and education across the State. It is important to remember that not all immigrants in Western North Carolina are of Latin American origins. Advocating for systematic changes in race and immigration legislation helps eliminate institutional racism. Learn more about how the YWCA differentiates types of racism here or attend some of Warren Wilson College's EMPOWER educational sessions. Finally, here are some common myths about immigration.