Clarification: An original version of this story said that Black Student Congress signed onto the letter. A new letter was released saying not listing the student organization as contributors. The story was updated at 9:48 p.m. to reflect this change.
Four UNC student organizations released a statement that said they were no longer asking and that "Silent Sam must come down NOW."
The statement was addressed to Chancellor Carol Folt, Gov. Roy Cooper, UNC-system Board of Governors, UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and the North Carolina Historical Commission.
UNControllables, UNC NAACP, Campus Y and UNC QTPOC — the student organizations that signed the letter — stated minority students walk in "(UNC's) campus in fear."
"This is our promise: in the wake of administrative inaction, this community will continue to act and fight every single day until Silent Sam is taken down — one way or another," the organizations stated in the letter. "Until there is justice, there will not be peace."