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In Victory for Students, Court Rescinds $2.5M Settlement over UNC’s Confederate Statue

HeadlineFeb 13, 2020

In North Carolina, students and a professor at the University of North Carolina have won a legal victory in state court that reverses a settlement that would have allowed UNC to spend $2.5 million in university funds to preserve the Confederate monument known as “Silent Sam.” Protesters tore down the Confederate monument in 2018 amid a national wave of protests against symbols of racism and the Confederacy. Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which represented the students, said the new ruling is “a reminder that we can’t stand silent in the face of injustice or tolerate actions that perpetuate dangerous racial ideology.”

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