October 25, 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Black Student Movement strives for the continued existence of the unity among all its members, to voice the concerns and grievances of its members to the University, and to offer outlets for expressing Black ideals and culture.
In light of this, we are incredibly disappointed and against the anti-Black, racist, and xenophobic group, Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County, coming to our campus today, Sunday October 25th to rally in support of Silent Sam.
We believe that, as our members and many students are adamant towards removing Silent Sam, alternative measures should be taken to alleviate the tension surrounding the monument. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of our members, so we will not be forming a counter protest as an organization. For individuals who attend the rally today opposing the group, we encourage you to do so with composure and measured steps.
We will continue to promote unity on our campus and community during times of duress while tending to the needs and best interest of our members.
Executive Board of the Black Student Movement