Skip to comments.Hundreds protest UNC proposal to house Confederate statue in $5 million building
Posted on 12/04/2018 8:26:17 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Monday night to protest the university's proposal to construct a new building to house a Confederate monument on campus.
Footage of the protests shared by The Daily Tar Heel showed dozens of individuals chanting and holding signs as they make their way towards campus.
Protestors can be heard chanting "who do you protect, who do you serve" near a barricaded area that had once been the home of the Confederate statue, "Silent Sam."
The statue had stood on campus since it was erected in 1913 to honor students who fought for the Confederacy. But a group of protestors toppled the monument from its pedestal in August.
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt on Monday announced a proposed plan to build a $5.3 million "center for history and education" to house the statue on campus, according to WITN, a local news affiliate.
"It was very clear, public safety alone would make it impossible to return it to its base or any outdoor location on our campus," Folt said. "We developed a plan, most important to me, that I believe could be successfully safe, that I believe could actually be based at its core on education."
WITN estimated that a "couple hundred" protested the proposal on campus just hours after Folt announced the recommendation. The news outlet noted that multiple African-American speakers decried the plan as one that continues to tolerate racism.
One speaker reportedly called for faculty to withhold grades and for students to skip finals to show solidarity with the fight to keep "Silent Sam" off its campus.
The UNC Board of Governors is slated to review the proposal for "Silent Sam" on Dec. 14.
A 2015 North Carolina state law generally bars the removal of historic monuments from state property, according to The News & Observer. Though it does allow for limited relocation on the same property.
The destruction of Americas' past is The Great Leap Forward.
One speaker reportedly called for faculty to withhold grades and for students to skip finals to show solidarity with the fight to keep “Silent Sam” off its campus.
Ignorance is strength.
Headline says hundreds but story says dozens. Exaggerating?
Next the bookstore will be selling copies of Mao's "Little Red Book".
They’re now called text books.
HUNDREDS protested but only DOZENS were photographed.
Either way a tiny percentage act like a bunch of little cry- babies and throw a temper and get what they want.
I agree with half of this. The SJW students should skip finals to show solidarity with the fight to keep Silent Sam off its campus. But the faculty should also enter an "F" as their final exam grades. In most courses the student must take the final exam to pass. So the SJWs will fail their courses. That can be a lesson in the realities of life. Actions have consequences and all that. Who knew?
Those who hate the USA today, and want socialist government, especially hate those who tried to secede from the USA in 1861.
My Revolutionary War ancestor was one of the first trustees who established the University of North Carolina in 1790, the first public university in the new nation. Most of his fellow trustees were veterans of the Revolution. They would not be pleased.
“..Either way a tiny percentage act like a bunch of little cry- babies and throw a temper and get what they want....”
Sure they do. And they win.
Because NOBODY pushes back, confronts, or resists them.
It’s a war, and they’re the only ones fighting.
Amen......hate-filled lefties want to decimate American history and culture. A-n-o-t-h-e-r legacy of the Halfrican.
Obama was the antagonist for all these removals. Sheer ignorance.
Harvard was first. College of William and Mary the second.
It would be fine to build a multi-million dollar building to house a statue of Hellary.
They are private,not public.
Sure they do. And they win. Because NOBODY pushes back, confronts, or resists them.
Its a war, and theyre the only ones fighting.
Well, Trump pushes back. It's why so many on the left (& some on the right) hate him...and why we love him.
The problem is, however, he's essentially on his own with some occasional help thrown in here and there.
Harvard and William and Mary are private. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first university funded by the public.
Everything before the CRE was deemed racist and illegitimate because blacks had no say in government and society.
The goal is to purge the racist white past and replace it with a new minority majority future.
Obama was just carrying on with the plan.
Public university. Harvard and William Mary were private universities. UNC was established by an Act of the North Carolina government.
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