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  • John Johnson Sep 15, 1:18 p.m.
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    To Hate Any of these Statutes, Flags Etc. Is a Hatred for All Veterans, Past and Present, Who "Served" This Country.. Paid Foreign Anti-American Protestors.. Go Home.. This is America, Cant Pick and Choose. It is What it Was & Is!! Offensive, Stop Welfare, Food Stamps, Free Housing & Education...

  • Deborah Turner Sep 14, 4:00 p.m.
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    That war was about White Men of the North killing White Men in the South. The Men of the South were outnumbered nearly 3 to 1. Lincoln was a tyrant and is the only U.S. President to order his Generals to wage war on civilians that also lived on American soil. He left many thousands of people in the South homeless and starving including women, children and the old....Black and White. If these monuments are removed....then any reference to Lincoln or the Union Army should also be removed.

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Sep 14, 5:15 a.m.
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    This is stupid. The courts should toss this case right out

  • Chris Grimes Sep 14, 12:28 a.m.
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    Steve, I did read the whole article, along with UNC's description of the statue (http://www.unc.edu/interactive-tour/landmarks/silent-sam/) -- it's in honor of students who left to fight for the confederacy. Nothing about union soldiers. But the more telling issue, evidence of the white supremacy agenda behind Silent Sam, is the timing of its installation -- during the spike of Confederate memorials between 1900-1920, shortly after Plessy vs. Ferguson, at the height of Jim Crow. There was another spike during the Civil Rights era. Neither spike was a coincidence. Finally, how is this a liberal vs. conservative issue? Repub. Nikki Haley removed the confederate flag from the SC statehouse (said it never should have been there) after the Charleston massacre, and Congress just unanimously passed an anti-supremacist resolution in response to Trump's recent comments. Moving Silent Sam not liberal or conservative, just decent & appropriate

  • Arron Lee Sep 13, 9:37 p.m.
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    Good point Jerry! It is just the "fad" now to set chaos in motion. It is actually the protesting and marching that is setting us back in time.

  • Ralph Savary Sep 13, 9:34 p.m.
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    My goodness, what does it matter? It's water under the bridge. After 150 yrs one would think it's time to move on!

  • Arron Lee Sep 13, 9:33 p.m.
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    "sued for fostering a racially hostile learning environment." Wow, never heard that law before. And just how long has UNC been in existence? Suddenly, it is considered a racially hostile learning environment? Give us all a break. Get over it, please!

  • Linda Tally Sep 13, 8:38 p.m.
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    Artistically, there's nothing to recommend Silent Sam. He's a mass-produced piece of statuary that constitutes a large version of the tacky salt and pepper shakers found in any second hand tourist shop. If that's what a segment of the NC population wants to honor (in lieu of anything better), it can certainly go up on another piece of public property - the city dump.

  • Steve Clayton Sep 13, 7:42 p.m.
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    Hey Chris I see you only posted part of the article.You forgot the part where the statue was there to honor the students from UNC that died in the Civil War from both the north and the south.Oh but that doesn't fit your liberal agenda does it.

  • Deborah Turner Sep 13, 7:07 p.m.
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    Have you ever researched the quotes President Lincoln made about the Black race ?

  • Norman Lewis Sep 13, 6:47 p.m.
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    To get a true representation of how UNC students feel about Silent Sam, let's poll the last 33 generations of UNC students to see how they feel about the statue. An uncomfortable reminder to some but to others, a visible, tangible reminder of a pivotal chapter in American history. Good, bad or indifferent, the Civil War did happen and removing statues will do nothing to change the events of the past. That is unless your goal is to try to alter the past by removing tangible reminders of true events and insert your own Liberal "memories".

  • Ralph Savary Sep 13, 5:32 p.m.
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    The war is over. Put them in a museum and be done with it.

  • Chris Grimes Sep 13, 5:16 p.m.
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    As were many confederate monuments, Silent Sam was erected to 'honor' white supremacy. From Wikipedia: "According to research by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, who is the William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the purpose of this statue was clearly stated at its 1913 dedication. In his dedication speech, industrialist Julian Carr praised Confederate soldiers both for their wartime valor and their defense "of the Anglo Saxon race during the four years after the war" when "their courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in the South." The four years referred to the Ku Klux Klan's terrorizing of blacks and white Republicans who sought to change the white dominance in the south. Carr also boasted to the crowd that "one hundred yards from where we stand" soon after the defeat of the Confederate army 'I horse whipped a negro wench until her skirts hung in shreds because she had maligned and insulted a Southern lady.' "

  • William Sherman Sep 13, 4:50 p.m.
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    I have about reached the conclusion that those subjected to the whole hostile learning environment maybe dont need to be at UNC to begin with. If they are so susceptible to being told what upsets them and precisely what words or phrases to use to express their discomfort, then their admission to the school can be questioned. 10 or 12 students out of how many thousands of students, and that qualifies as grounds for court action? Be interesting to learn how long the plaintiffs have actually been enrolled at UNC. And would like to know where the attorney himself went to under graduate and law schools. Me thinks I detect the putrid aroma of hypocrisy waifting on the breeze.

  • Johnny Collins Sep 13, 4:32 p.m.
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    Ridiculous, this is what is wrong with society today, 100 years from now, I wonder what people will say about the United States as this country is surely doomed and will not be here in the next 100 years.

  • Brent Hall Sep 13, 4:31 p.m.
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    The statue is simply something for certain groups of people to complain about or claim they are offended by its presence.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 13, 4:24 p.m.
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    Why didn't this create a hostile environment last year or over the past decades?

  • Deborah Turner Sep 13, 4:13 p.m.
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    Is the American flag next ?

  • Jon Smith Sep 13, 4:11 p.m.
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    The fact they are filing this lawsuit creates a hostile learning environment for me...I'll be filing my lawsuit shortly.

  • Douglas Roberts Sep 13, 4:07 p.m.
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    a White Law Students Association would be viewed as racist, right ?

  • Clif Bardwell Sep 13, 3:06 p.m.
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    What happens if another group threatens a lawsuit if UNC-Chapel Hill removes "Silent Sam"?

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