Letter: Protests are necessary

In your editorial “Contextualizing violent protests,” you talked about how the problem with Black Lives Matter protests are not the form of protest, but rather the reason for protesting.http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/10/opinion-contextualizing-violent-protests

Letter: ​Education issues are multifaceted

I am writing in regards to Danielle Chemtob’s article “Spellings addresses NC education concerns at forum,” which details the proceedings of the Carolina Forum hosted by UNC-system President Margaret Spellings and Kati Haycock, CEO of The Education Trust.

Letter: ​Nazi comparisons prevent discourse

In response to the Oct. 18 letter “Republicans are not Nazis, obviously,” it should be noted that Mr. Council’s passionate defense of the GOP and disgust for ahistorical comparisons contains not only substantial factual errors on the history of National Socialism, but also logical fallacies.

Letter: ​Stop misrepresenting Two for Two, please

The article titled “GPSF asks for changes ...” published on Oct. 25 addresses an important conversation happening between members of GPSF and Student Congress, but it misrepresents the timeline and motivation behind the emergency meeting request.

Letter: Administrators are important to campus

The call for the minimization of campus administration in the article, “Instruction, not administration, is our mission” is a decree that negates the importance of administrators on the UNC campus.

Letter: ​We should look at Zionism objectively

As an alumnus, I read The Daily Tar Heel occasionally and am concerned that one of the most compelling issues that motivates students on California campuses is the subject of Zionism and the gross human rights violations being perpetrated on the indigenous Palestinian people who have been militarily occupied for over five decades and who must endure living in an apartheid situation.

Letter: ​DTH should disable online comments

As a writer, I know that criticism is a key part of the writing process, and I embrace all efforts to get me to think of my writings in a different way, or improve the clarity of my work. However, I also know what it feels like to have hours of work met with ridicule and harassment that in no way attempts to create a meaningful discussion about the issue I am writing about.

Letter: ​Republicans have fascist tendencies

Dear David Council,

You stated that the Republican Party is not made up of Nazis.

Letter: ​UNC has sold out, and no one asked for it

The University of North Carolina has sold out, and everyone is feeling the effects from it. Last summer, Barnes & Noble College bought out UNC Student Stores, causing prices to go up while hurting employees.

Letter: Black women face misrepresentation

Black women in our society are understood to be one of the most devalued groups of people within American culture, and it’s neither fair nor accurate.

Letter: ​Good instruction needs administration

In response to the editorial “Instruction, not administration, is our mission,” there is a fundamental flaw in the argument of the benefits of cutting administration. Administration and instruction are innately linked together.

Letter: Republicans are not Nazis, obviously

In reference to the firebombing of the Orange County Republican offices, I believe a history lesson is in order.

Letter: ​Stop misrepresenting Two for Two

In Wednesday’s article concerning Student Congress, Speaker Simons’ comments once again misrepresent the issues surrounding the Two Governments for Two Student Bodies campaign.

Letter: ​Vote beyond your personal interests

In a recent discussion with one of my friends, he expressed his opinion that House Bill 2 should not hurt Gov. Pat McCrory’s chances of reelection because he sees it as a non-issue. In his words, the economic growth of N.C. should take precedent over where people can use the restroom.

Letter: ​Survivors should inform assault policy

We were part of a standing-room-only crowd in the Great Hall Wednesday night (Oct. 12) that listened in awe as dozens of brave survivors shared their stories of sexual assault.

Letter: ​Donald Trump is too awful to vote for

Please, don’t be conned by Trump.

Letter: ​What’s up with the Bell Tower?

Time was, in addition to ringing out the hours and quarter hours, the carillon used to render a selection of tunes following the twelve noon striking.

Letter: ​Kiyonaga’s column put logics in politics

This election season has generated scads of bad political writing.

Letter: ​Students outside of HBCUs protest too

I am writing in direct reference to the article “Charlotte shooting evokes student protests at HBCUs” released in the Friday, Sept. 23 issue of The Daily Tar Heel.

Letter: ​Why did we celebrate the state tax rating?

I feel compelled to respond to Friday’s strange piece by CJ Farris in the DTH celebrating the Tax Foundation’s tax ranking of N.C. Thanks to McCrory’s efforts in reducing corporate taxes and changing personal income tax to a flat rate, we’re now the 11th best state for taxes, 4th for corporate taxes and 15th for personal taxes. Hooray!