Texas A&M students sign petition to stop white supremacist from speaking at university

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HOUSTON -- Remember Richard Spencer? The leader of the white nationalist movement, "Alt-Right," is slated to speak at Texas A & M next month, and some people are not very happy about it.

More than 4,000 students have signed a petition for the university to cancel the event, but there's just one problem; it's a private event set up by an alumni of the university.

Amy Smith, a university spokeswoman, released a statement that read,"To be clear, Texas A&M University including faculty, staff, students and/or student groups did not invite this speaker to our campus nor do we endorse his rhetoric in any way."

Hannah Wimberley, the Texas A&M student body president tweeted, "Aggie student leaders are committed to inclusion. We do not stand for bigotry, hatred or discrimination at Texas A&M."

Did we learn nothing from the disaster at Dillard University last month, when the former grand wizard of the KKK showed up on campus?

We suggest the Aggies in charge act fast because Spencer might not be getting the friendly "howdy" he may want when he arrives.

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