Global Studies Statement Regarding Settlement to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
The faculty and staff in the Curriculum in Global Studies strongly condemn the settlement that gives $2.5 million to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Such a settlement supports white supremacist activity and false interpretations of history and, therefore, violates the University’s mission as well as its obligations to the state of North Carolina. We stand in solidarity with students, faculty and staff members of color, who, having faced a history of violence, exclusion and exploitation at the University, continue to have to work and study in a hostile and unsupportive environment. We call upon the leadership of the University of North Carolina to speak strongly against this settlement and commit substantial resources to repair the harm that the above settlement has caused to our community.