Identity of Speakers
Invited for non-academic lecture
Richard Spencer is a leading figure in the so-called “alt-right” movement.
Incident Political Orientation:
Rally or Protests
- Incident Protested
- Did not involve Speech Codes
Richard Spencer is a leading figure in the so-called “alt-right” movement. On December 5, 2017, Spencer delivered a speech at Texas A&M University’s Memorial Student Center at the invitation of a former student, who rented out space on campus. The university did not invite Spencer to speak and said that his views are “in direct conflict with our core values.” Hundreds of people protested the speech outside the building; two people were arrested, and neither were students. Around 400 people turned out to see Spencer, some of whom jeered him.