Great words from my colleague, friend, and fellow blogger, John McGowan.
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt resigned yesterday—and took the remnants of the campus’s Confederate monument out the door with her.
While the UNC system’s Board of Governor’s met in an emergency session to discuss “Chapel Hill leadership,” Folt stole a march on them, announcing her resignation and her order for the removal of the toppled statue’s still-standing pedestal to an undisclosed location, before the Board’s meeting ended.
Campus work crews had dismantled the pedestal and hauled it away by midnight last night.
Good on her.
Now is not the time, it seems to me, to repine over what could or should have been. Instead, we should accept where things currently stand and, as a campus, stand braced to fight back against any retaliatory actions coming from the BOG. Reviling the BOG or speculating about what it has or will do is also not very useful in my view. But we should…
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