LETTERS


10/9/2017 9:22pm

Letter: Preserve historic Chapel Hill houses

A set of four cottages located at 109 Park Place has qualified as reasonably-priced, stand-alone rentals in the heart of town and campus for over seven decades.  


10/9/2017 9:20pm

Letter: Dept. of Religious Studies on Silent Sam

The following statement concerning the Confederate memorial on McCorkle Place was approved by the faculty of UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Religious Studies on Wednesday, October 4, 2017: It is impossible to study religion without recognizing the importance of cultural, social, and political diversity, the enormous power of material objects and the profound ways in which the past pervades the present. 


10/8/2017 10:36pm

Letters: KKK still has a right to First Amendment

Regarding a 1975 campus invitation to former KKK leader David Duke, political science major Andrew Brennen writes “Does Arthur Pope still believe that the KKK have a legitimate claim to first amendment protection when they speak and recruit students at campus sponsored events?” As a long-time member of the ACLU, I certainly believe that they do.  


10/8/2017 10:28pm

Letter: Art Pope responds to letter to the editor

It is unfortunate that the The Daily Tar Heel chose to further inflame the growing polarization and extremism in our society, by publishing a letter to the editor by Andrew Brennan, Oct. 2, with the false and malicious headline, “Art Pope’s racist history with UNC.” 

10/4/2017 12:29am

Letter: Unpaid internships are unjust internships

Unpaid internships are an abuse of power. When any worker contributes more to an employer than the employer invests in the worker, the employer decides how to divide that profit. 


10/4/2017 12:29am

Letter: Meantime's silence to UNC boycott

The Meantime Coffee Co. has displayed an inadequate response to the Board of Governors’ litigation ban and the university’s decision to not remove Silent Sam while enjoying increased profits from the UNC boycott. 


10/1/2017 11:27pm

DTH is silent on intolerance against SJP

Today, several posters calling us (SJP) terrorists were hung up around campus (I have pictures of them).  As an Arab and a Muslim, I constantly have to deal with this kind of blatant bigotry and stereotyping on and off campus, and have yet to see any coverage about it on any kind of media outlet in Chapel Hill after the shooting of the 3 Muslim students in 2015. 


10/1/2017 11:27pm

DTH, please change your website

Five of us are UNC alums. Our marketing team was looking into the possibility of buying ad space in the DTH a few days ago as part of an effort to recruit UNC pre-med students for our programs.  But I’ve got some bad news. We didn’t. And we won’t. Why? Because your website looks like it was designed by a three-year-old on a sugar high. It’s really bad. 


10/1/2017 11:26pm

Art Pope's racist history with UNC

In January 1975, a campus organization called the Union Forum used student fees to bring the National Information Director of the KKK to campus. His name was David Duke.   Black students at the time were outraged. 


9/26/2017 10:04pm

There are better ways to remember history

TO THE EDITOR: I write to offer insights on the crisis our campus is facing regarding the Silent Sam monument, from a comparative cultural context and issue: the erasure, and commemoration, of the oppression of Jews in Eastern Europe.


9/26/2017 9:59pm

Abortion is still not guaranteed

Thursday September 28 is International Safe Abortion Day.  It is important to remember that abortion has not always been safe or legal in this country, even now, access to abortion is being circumvented by legislative action and continued stigma: with some states having only one abortion clinic.