Stench Of The Silent Sam Sale
Last updated 12/26/2019 at 2pm
Regardless of whether one views the Silent Sam monument that once stood on the grounds of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a way to honor those who fought for the Confederacy or view it as an everlasting symbol of slavery and white supremacy, the recent actions by members of the university’s Board of Governors regarding the disposition of the monument has an unmistakable stench associated with it.
In August of 2018, a group of students and protesters toppled the more than 100-year-old monument from its pedestal. Citing safety concerns, UNC leaders removed the statue’...