UNC Students Claim Confederate Statue Violates Civil Rights Act

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A law firm, representing students at the University of North-Carolina, sent a letter to the administration of the university over the university’s Silent Sam statue on the college campus. Why? The presence of the statue allegedly violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it “violates federal anti-discrimination laws by fostering a hostile learning environment.”

The statue commemorates the university’s alumni who fought in the Civil War on the Confederate side and has been vandalized in recent years. The university has to receive permission from a state commission to remove the statue.