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Statement on the UNC Board of Governors giving 2.5 million dollars to the Sons of Confederate Vetera

The Northern Piedmont local of the Socialist Party USA condemns the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Governors decision to give $2.5 million dollars to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In addition to this large financial gift, the UNC Board of Governors has also shown their dedication to maintaining and protecting symbols of white supremacy by giving the Silent Sam statue to Neo Confederates, ensuring it will again be in a place of honor and prominence, rather than consigned to the proper fate of all fascist and neo-fascist symbols and ideology. ‘Silent Sam’ was a statue commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and donated to UNC in 1913. UDC planned to

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