Stench Of The Silent Sam Sale


December 26, 2019

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’...

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