Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings

In just about two weeks on March 1st, Margaret Spellings will officially become the next system president of the University of North Carolina (UNC), succeeding Tom Ross who was previously forced out by the system’s Board of Governors. She will earn $775,000 annually, potentially receive performance bonuses, and have the right to use a presidential home. It is in front of this home – on Valentine’s Day –that students were planning to gather as part of the “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings” event. However, this event was cancelled very late in the process because of concerns from people who believed the event was a “deflection and whitewashing of Spellings’ record as a racist businesswoman and debt collector.” Continue reading “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings”