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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. 


9/19/2017 8:53pm

Letter: DTH mischaracterized DACA letter

 Thank you for covering the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) event held Monday evening in the article “UNC students united and outraged over DACA announcement.” 


9/19/2017 8:51pm

Letter: Safes spaces do not exist with Silent Sam

TO THE EDITOR:  Brian Meares’ notion that Silent Sam promotes a space for “free and open discussion” is a baffling interpretation of this University’s hazardous idealism on “safe spaces.”


9/19/2017 8:49pm

Letter: "Not my liberals" demonizes the left

TO THE EDITOR: The Aug. 29 opinion piece "Not My Liberals" shows a lack of empathy, hypocritical reasoning, and a poor understanding of leftist thought. 


9/19/2017 8:46pm

Letter: Amy Fowler will run for Board of Education

Dear UNC Community, I wanted to announce my candidacy for Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board.  I have served local children as a pediatrician, parent volunteer, and leader of the local Orange Chatham Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina and of the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Special Needs Advisory Committee. 


9/18/2017 9:24am

Op-Ed: But have you ever talked to a Venezuelan, Claude?

TO THE EDITOR: Venezuela has fallen victim to a fascist government stemming from rampant nepotism and misinterpreted, cherry-picked ideas of socialism. Claude Wilson’s Sept. 12 column is, at best, a misguided and ethnocentric oversimplification of the economic, political, social and cultural problems that have been steeping in Venezuela for over 20 years, even before the rise of Chavismo. I know this because I grew up there.


9/17/2017 11:51pm

Letter: Prejudice is causing all the anger, not Silent Sam

TO THE EDITOR:  Thank you for The Daily Tar Heel. It truly is Chapel Hill’s only newspaper these days. Your love letter to the P2P is well deserved. That we can afford to give free bus service is still a marvelous thing to me. I help pay for it by my taxes, even though I have used it only twice in my lifetime. The day may come. That’s an opinion, but not the main reason I write.


9/17/2017 6:55pm

Letter: The editorial board must realize its role

As a former editorial board member, I was taken aback by the recent "The Institute of Politics is more than just a 'resume booster." The piece is fluff, little more than an advertisement. 


9/17/2017 6:54pm

Letter: Alert Carolina is here to keep UNC safe

Almost every day we hear about a new tragedy in some corner of the world. While we hope a life-threatening event would never occur on our campus, we must always be prepared. Whether it is a tornado warning issued for Chapel Hill, a large fire rapidly spreading or someone intentionally trying to harm our community, Carolina is prepared to communicate those risks quickly and direct students, faculty and staff to take immediate action. 


9/17/2017 6:48pm

Letter: Preemptive violence from the left is wrong and misguided

Is preemptive violence against hate speech justified? Last night I was walking to Franklin Street, and heard someone yell, “White Power!” from Silent Sam. I finished my trip, and then walked over to talk to the small group of people around the statue.