UNControllables brought attention to white supremacy and vandalism on Thursday with their annual event, “What UNC Doesn’t Want you to Know: Inside the University’s Dirty History of Exploitation, Scandal and Racism."
Junior Suad Jabr helped organize the talk and said the event matters because it contextualizes their time at UNC as students.
“A lot of times being a student at a university, you don’t really think about, 'OK I’m coming here, but what came before me?'" Jabr said. "Like, what’s the history here and what does this mean for my identity as a student here? It’s like an investigation into who we are and what our University is like and what our University was built on.”
Mitch Xia, senior and event organizer, said the presentation represents the information they gathered from looking through UNC archives.
“(We) thought, 'Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to do a reverse orientation where we talk about all the stuff UNC doesn’t talk about?'” Xia said.