Petitioning President Kent Fuchs

No Nazis at UF

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To the University of Florida Administration,

We, a coalition of student groups on campus including Chispas and Young Democratic Socialists of America, find the decision to host neo-nazi Richard Spencer on campus abhorrent and unacceptable. Richard Spencer has openly discussed if the black race “is really necessary” and what would be the easiest way to “dispose of them,” among other disgusting racist, fascist, and anti-semitic views. This event is an opportunity for the “alt-right”, neo-nazis, and active Ku Klux Klan in Florida to rally on campus and intimidate students as well as Gainesville residents. This decision is not just about free speech; it is about student safety. If recent reports from the Tampa Bay Times are accurate, security costs to be paid by Spencer and associates are only estimated to be in the range of $2,736 to $3,870. The message being sent is that this is all the safety of the student body is worth. The rest of the security costs are to be borne by local taxpayers, who had no say in whether or not Spencer was to be allowed on campus.

To the University of Florida Student Body,

Please sign and share this petition to express your displeasure with the University of Florida administration. If you would like to get involved and volunteer your time and effort leading up to this event (and beyond) please contact this temporary address: studentcoalitionatuf@gmail.com. Only ufl.edu addresses will receive a response. Help us organize in solidarity with marginalized communities on campus! Thank you!

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