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Re: “UNC Chancellor Turns Down Speaking Request from Richard Spencer

As a person who was around during the 'speaker ban' years, I find I am concerned this is the same thing, though the targets now are certainly very consistent with Jessie Helms and his "View Points" back then. Spencer demonstrably believes and aggressively promotes falsely based despicable views but I believe the way to challenge such views is to expose them to the light. Like scum on a cow pond, aeration in the light and heat of the sun will wipe them out.

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 08/31/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Bree Newsome, Who Pulled Down S.C. Confederate Flag in 2015, Salutes Durham Demonstrators

I support the removal of the statues 100%. I support civil disobedience and thank those who are willing to take the risk of arrest or worse to see that what is right, correct. The removal of these statues is loooong overdue and given the law made by the NC State Legislature, there is no other quick and effective recourse.

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 08/17/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Video: Demonstrators Pull Down the Confederate Monument in Front of Durham County Building

I agree with lxxxvc. I am in support of bringing these statues down, the sooner the better. The white-supremacist supporting NC State Legislature has intentionally left no other alternatives for effectively and efficiently removing these statues. I am, however, very uncomfortable with the treatment of them afterward, the spitting, the kicking, and whacking, etc. I think it is just way more powerful that they brought down in silent protest, left on the ground, shunned with backs turned immediately, followed by a few moments of silence, and then abandoned by all people. Walk away in silence. Each statue is an inanimate object, only as powerful as we see it. Toppling removes that value. Turn your anger towards those that still promote the state of mind that once made these statues the symbols of white supremacy. Leave the pile of metal and the crushed bases behind. Walk away with pride. Vote these folks who spout such evil rhetoric out of office!

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 08/15/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Video: Demonstrators Pull Down the Confederate Monument in Front of Durham County Building

Though I am no longer able to live there, this is my heart home. The quick removal of these statues is both correct and good but this way of doing it saddens me greatly. I weep as I watch the anger and hate express itself this way. It is ultimately frightening. I am a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-Vietnam War Movement, and the Student Movement in North Carolina of the 60s and 70s, so I have been in places in which this was possible, but due to an absolute commitment to the principles and practices of non-violence of the participants, not probable. We practiced what Michelle Obama was to encourage many years later, "When they go low, we go high."
What immense sorrow the dishonorable 45th has unleashed. Cathy Sterling, graduate of NCSU and Student Body President, 1970-71.

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 08/14/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Anti-Sharia Activists and Militia Members Protested in Raleigh Saturday. They Were Vastly Outnumbered.

These are some very alien sounding and looking people. Let's build the wall around them.

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Posted by Kate Sterling on 06/12/2017 at 2:42 AM

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