A former student has organized the Texas A&M event. We are encouraged that more than 10,000 people have signed a petition to cancel the speaking engagement.
In their letter, President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin write: “A man often described as the leader of the self-described ‘alt-right’ movement, Spencer preaches a crude form of ethnic nationalism and is most known for his appropriation of Nazi tropes. While Texas A&M University did not invite Spencer, we are nonetheless disturbed by the university’s failure to bar an overt bigot from using the campus as a platform from which to spread his message of hatred.”
The letter concluded: “B’nai B’rith International calls on Texas A&M to publicly and unequivocally condemn the bigoted ethnic nationalism propounded by Richard Spencer and cancel his appearance next week.”