Silent Sam Statue Completely Removed from UNC Campus Over Safety Concerns
“No one learns at their best when they feel unsafe.”
Left wing students have been causing campus unrest over the statue for months, but it’s the statue itself that is making people unsafe. Can you follow that logic?
The Washington Examiner reports:
UNC removes any hint of ‘Silent Sam’ from campus, claims public safety risk
Following a tumultuous debate over the appropriateness of displaying a statue of a former Confederate soldier on a public university campus, administrators for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have ultimately decided to permanently remove the Silent Sam statue and associated monument stones from public viewing on campus.
In a press release to members of the UNC campus community, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced her decision finally to remove all traces of the monument, citing her belief that its continued presence on campus was becoming detrimental to the learning environment for a number of students.
“The presence of the remaining parts of the monument on campus poses a continuing threat both to the personal safety and well-being of our community and to our ability to provide a stable, productive educational environment,” Folt wrote. “No one learns at their best when they feel unsafe.”
Last summer, the Silent Sam statue was vandalized and toppled over following a large-scale protest by students and members of the UNC community who did not feel it was appropriate to display such a memorial on campus. In response, the statue had been removed from its initial spot and moved to an unknown location on campus to prevent further vandalism.
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Good riddance to Carol Folt.