Students at TX A&M don't want white nationalists to speak there

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Students from Texas A & M University and Prairie View A & M debated hate speech on campus Sunday.  

The debate was organized by the group called BTHOHate - Beat the Hell out of Hate. 

The main question? 

How can schools prevent white nationalists from speaking on their campuses. 

Adam Key, the leader of BTHOHate says the university needs to ban white nationalists like Richard Spencer from speaking there. 

Key says,"We prefer that people like Spencer don't come to our campus, but we value free speech and free expression."

Key says Spencer only wants to spread hate. 

Key says,"Hate is not an Aggie value therefore we will use our own free speech that we don't like them, we don't want them here."

But he is ready to face Spencer if he came to the campus. 

"I would absolutely debate Richard Spencer anytime, anywhere, anyplace."

Preston Wiginton, who calls himself an activist and a concerned citizen sympathizing with White Lives Matter movement says the university needs to embrace the right to free speech and allow Spencer to come and talk. 

He says,"Why are they so scared of people like Richard Spencer, why do they try to ban him that his ideas are this dangerous that he can't come and talk? It is a double standard that white people can't address White Lives Matter issues."

Wiginton says BTHOHate group is the one who is hateful here with those who don't agree with them. 

"They hate us, they obviously hate people who don't agree with them. We expose the lies that they bring to the table and we bring up issues that they don't want to talk about."

Last September the university canceled Richard Spencer's speech.  

Both sides plan to stay vigilant and ready to protest if necessary. 


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