This alumna is so very proud today. As a student at Carolina, I was one of many people who hated Silent Sam and wondered what in the hell our university was doing glorifying the Confederacy. Just about every year there was some sort of protest around the statue, but no one in power listened to us about removing the damn thing.
Well, I guess current students were inspired by the actions of protesters in Durham last year when a Confederate statue was brought down by force and promptly crumpled like the cheap hunk of metal it was. Now the university will have to do something else with the statue, and I doubt they will restore it or try to leave it in place.
And now there’s some video!