UNC profs threaten to destroy confederate monument unless it’s taken down

Professors at the University of North Carolina are threatening to destroy a Confederate monument if it is not taken down before Thursday, according to a Sunday report.

Seventeen senior UNC Chapel Hill faculty members demand the university take down a “Silent Sam” statue before Thursday, or else they will tear it down themselves, reported The Daily Tar Heel.

“We do not fear arrest, indeed we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the commitment that the Carolina faculty has to the wellbeing of its students and the principles that make this university great,” the professors wrote in a letter to the school’s chancellor.

The faculty members told The Daily Tar Heel they want to stay anonymous, but reportedly hail from UNC’s arts and sciences, law, medicine, and public health schools.

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