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I have seen many comments from those who applaud the removal of #silentsam, but oppose the means by which it was removed. So here is a non-comprehensive list of efforts #silencesam activists have taken historically & today. All met w silence or hostility by #unc administration
1/ First some history--from what we know direct action against #silentsam began in 1968 in response to MLK's assassination (pic courtesy of @uncarchives), although calls for its removal came earlier (for ex, @dailytarheel published an op ed in March 1965, exhibits.lib.unc.edu/exhibits/show/…)
2/ Since 1968, protests around the statue ebbed and waned. However, in the recent past (at least since 2014) neo-confederates/white supremacists have used #silentsam as a rallying point. So, some of the 1st actions by contemporary #silencesam activists have been counter-protests
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#Resistance it's going to take Consistent, Unified Pressure to stop the nomination of #BrettKavanaugh~see Senate Judiciary (see list)

#Resistance Consistent, Unified Pressure to #ImpeachTrump~see House Judiciary (see list)

Even if you are NOT a constituent
#CivilDisobedience
Phone numbers for Senate Judiciary
House Judiciary Phone Numbers~Majority
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My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. The calls for #civility were constant.
.@repjohnlewis, our Civil Rights icon, was nearly killed in non-violent actions.

#Civility has never been two-ways. Civility has never benefited the oppressed.
#Civility still got #MLK and #RosaParks arrested.

Because those in power are never civil.
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What is #CivilDisobedience?

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Before we get started, I would like to point out the specific word “non-violent” in the definition above because I’ve been tired of pointing that out for a long time by now.

It is a fave tactic of the right and authoritarian regimes to bastardize this term & that bugs me.
Let’s start at the very AMERICAN and PATRIOTIC beginnings of the fully developed ideals of “Civic Disobedience” with a short read:

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper2/thorea…
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