White Supremacist Richard Spencer to Speak at Texas A&M University

HeadlineNov 29, 2016

Texas A&M University is under fire for allowing white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at an upcoming campus event despite major opposition on campus to his vocal white supremacist views. Spencer was recently the lead speaker at a white supremacist gathering in Washington, D.C., where he recited Nazi propaganda in original German and spoke openly about white power. Multiple people performed the Nazi salute after his speech and chanted “Heil the people! Heil victory!” Spencer has said he and Donald Trump have a “psychic connection.” He’s one of the leaders of the so-called alt-right movement, which embraces white supremacy and espouses racist, xenophobic, homophobic and sexist views. On Monday, the Associated Press issued new guidelines for using the term “alt-right,” writing, “Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience.”

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