Denounce Richard Spencer's engagement to speak at Texas A&M
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Richard Spencer, who was recently recorded giving a speech at a conference for members of the alt-right where audience members did the Nazi salute as he cried "Heil Trump!", will be at Texas A&M on Dec. 6. Spencer coined the term "alt-right," and is the founder of the alt-right organization the National Policy Institute. His neo-Nazi, white nationalist rhetoric is nothing more than hate speech. It is not what Aggies stand for, and we call for Texas A&M to denounce this man and cancel this speaking engagement immediately.
Edit: It should be known that Texas A&M University was not the inviting party for this speaker and were unaware this event was taking place on campus and states that "our leadership finds his views as expressed to date in direct conflict with our core values." A private donor is holding this event under Class 5: non-Texas A&M University-related use of public space. For this reason, I chose to edit this petition for clarity. While it seems that canceling this event may not be possible, we can still send the message, loud and clear, that hatred is not tolerated by the Aggie community.
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