'White Lives Matter" event planned for Texas A&M
White supremacist Richard B. Spencer will headline a "White Lives Matter" protest at Texas A&M University on Sept. 11.While the A&M campus is a short distance from where I live, I would not cross the road to see this event. It is a provocative gathering that will likely give the liberal fascists an excuse for further violence. Hopefully, the A&M and College Station police will handle it better than the Virginia law enforcement did.
Event organizer Preston Wiginton confirmed Spencer's attendance Sunday, the day after 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed by a man who drove a car into a crowd of people protesting a "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.
"The event will be to protest the liberal anti-white agenda which includes white guilt which leads to white genocide," Wiginton told The Battalion, Texas A&M's student newspaper. "And the other purpose of the event will be to sponsor white identity and white pride in which white lives do matter. This is not an anti-brown event or anti-black event, this is an anti-liberal event."
Amy Smith, Texas A&M's executive vice president for marketing and communications, said Wiginton's ideas were the antithesis of those held by the school, which previously hosted Spencer in December 2016.
"His views and those of the group he represents are counter to the core values of Texas A&M," Smith told The Battalion. "While he has the right of free speech, so too do we have the right to refute those views and get on with the daily business of a world class university."
Counter-protests are already being organized online to take place near Rudder Plaza on the school's campus.