All over North Carolina are Confederate Soldiers Monuments that were erected during the Jim Crow Era to terrorize African Americans and honor their former oppressors. These were erected to honor the individuals that sought to keep blacks enslaved. Each African American that has to walk past this monument in North Carolina or enter a courthouse have a massive reminder of the racism that held them back then and now. Although some petitions call for moving the statues to a more suitable location, we the undersigned are calling for their demolition. There's no shortage of Civil War artifacts in museums, battlefields, and books, so there's no need to save these monuments to racism. Laws in North Carolina need to be enacted that will allow these symbols of hate to be torn down. Please stand with us to let our lawmakers know that we will not stand for racism, hatred, and glorifying America's systemic cruelty towards black folks any longer.