Silent Sam & North Carolina Elections

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Silent Sam, the taciturn civil war memorial pulled down by student activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, looms over political campaigns in the tar heel state but maybe not in the way most pundits would predict. “Chapel Hill faculty and students strongly oppose the restoration of Silent Sam,” Kari Travis writes in The Carolina Journal. “Those opinions matter, [Board of Governors] BOG member Marty Kotis told CJ, but they are just one part of a larger electorate.”

“A recent Civitas poll found 70 percent of North Carolinians disapprove the illegal takedown of Silent Sam, though many residents favor the removal of Confederate monuments.”