The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees proposed a new $5.3 million construction project to create a history and education center to house Silent Sam monument.
Protesters toppled the Confederate monument in August.
Vandals. The word you’re searching for is vandals.
Chancellor Carol Folt presented a plan to build a new building on campus to house the statue and provide context for the history of UNC.
Suggestion: No windows.
There’s an argument that the statue, like dozens of others, is a symbol of white supremacy. Many statues went up not immediately after the Civil War, aka The War of Yankee Aggression. They were put up during a period of time when southern whites wanted to send a message to local blacks, who were striving for equality and economic/political rights.
These were not put up to honor the Confederate veteran, but to intimidate, according to one view.
Finding the proper context for these statues is impossible. Oh, and $5.3 million could buy a lot of scholarships.