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White Nationalist's Wow To Speak At Auburn Causes Outrage

White Nationalist's Wow To Speak At Auburn Causes Outrage

Reiterating his key talking points, Spencer denounced diversity as "a way of bringing to an end a nation and a culture" defined by white people. The pair only got in about two punches before police took them to the ground and restrained them using plastic restraints.

Cameron Padgett, identified in court documents as an Atlanta-area resident, paid $700 to rent out the 400-seat Foy Auditorium at Auburn for Spencer to speak.

Spencer shouted European colonists had stolen the continental US from its native populace, continuing, "I'm willing to own slavery".

He also spoke at length about the battle to secure the space for the evening's talk, touching on free speech and the power of language.

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Auburn University is on edge about a possible speech April 18th, 2017 by white nationalist Richard Spencer, whose inflammatory comments about race and religion have sparked protests at other schools where he has appeared.

As one of the internet users cleverly noted, Spencer says everything the KKK men or nazis would, not using "jew" or the n-word. "It was certainly a great victory for the alt-right, but it's a great victory for free speech, for identifiable movements around the world, really". Many attempted to bar Spencer from speaking at Auburn and had succeeded until a federal judge intervened. For the sake of openness, I must admit that I am a proud alumnus of Auburn University and was one of the founders of its black-alumni association.

Last week, the school canceled a speech the white supremacist was scheduled to give on campus Tuesday evening, citing safety concerns.

Police are reporting arrests linked to an appearance at Auburn University by white nationalist Richard Spencer. It is now more important than ever that we respond in a way that is peaceful, respectful, and maintains civil discourse. "Auburn is engaging in a thinly disguised ideological litmus test by which those sharing its official views find their rights protected while those who challenge the Auburn views have their right to freedom of speech canceled base [sic] on some anonymous telephone threats".

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