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Feb 14, 2020. 11 comments

Court Says "Ha, You Thought" and Reverses $2.5M Settlement to Protect Confederate Monument

Court Says "Ha, You Thought" and Reverses $2.5M Settlement to Protect Confederate Monument

You know, quite often these days the news is just sad and anger-inducing. Tonight though, I’m happy to bring you a story that just warms my little heart.

CNN reports that a state court in North Carolina has reversed a ruling that would’ve provided $2.5 million in funds from the University of North Carolina to the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The money would’ve...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Dec 24, 2019. 7 comments

In Wake of Deadly Charlottesville Protests, University of North Carolina Police Surveilled...Anti-Racism Activists

In Wake of Deadly Charlottesville Protests, University of North Carolina Police Surveilled...Anti-Racism Activists

Police at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, alongside state investigators, monitored the cellphones of antiracism protesters demonstrating against the campus’ Confederate statue, “Silent Sam,” in 2017.

NBC News broke the story, which comes just a week after the UNC System revealed it paid upwards of $2.5 million to a Confederate group to take the controversial rebel statue, which...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jan 16, 2019. 17 comments

UNC Chancellor Departs as Last Remnants of Confederate Statue Come Tumbling Down

UNC Chancellor Departs as Last Remnants of Confederate Statue Come Tumbling Down

Mere hours after University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol C. Folt announced her plans to resign, the last vestiges of the campus’ controversial Confederate statue were removed by school officials and placed in a “secure location,” according to the university.

According to CNN, the statue’s base and commemorative plaques were removed either late Monday or early Tuesday. The outgoing...

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