Refuse Richard Spencer's Request to Speak at the University of Michigan

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paul mccue
4 years ago
To claim hate speech is the same as free speech indicates a lack of understanding of the words. It also disregards the intent. Free speech to me means you live in a place where the government won’t come after you when you express your opinions. Hate speakers have that same right so long as what they say doesn’t incite others to violence against others. That doesn’t mean they have an inalienable right to speak at a university or any other place of learning. You wouldn’t expect a hate speaker to insist on addressing the local primary school assembly.

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Penny Aguirre
4 years ago
This person has done enough damage already. Please do not support the hate and negativity he spreads

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Anita Bosky
4 years ago
if Spencer came to U of M to speak, I would feel obligated to protest. But I would also be deathly afraid that some “ nice people” on the other side might attempt to maim or kill me.

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Susan Donnelly
4 years ago
We need tolerance, not hate!

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Asma Ali
4 years ago
Racist ideology is not coherent with the expression of free speech. It in no way advances the minds and perspectives of students.

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Monica Hartman
4 years ago
Do I need to state the obvious

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Debbie Erickson
4 years ago
He does not need a platform to spew his message of hate.

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David Douglass
4 years ago
Charlottesville: Never Again! Keep all violent white Supremacists off campus! Shut them down by any means necessary www.bamn.com

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Hal Newnan
4 years ago
I’m a Michigan alum, and we need to avoid giving these hate mongers a platform.

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William Klausmeyer
4 years ago
As a graduate of UM