UNC to white supremacist Richard Spencer: Nope

Kudos to Chancellor Folt for making the right decision:

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt has declined a request from the National Policy Institute to rent a space for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, citing safety concerns. “Our basis for this decision is the safety and security of the campus community—we are not willing to risk anyone’s safety in light of these known risks,” Folt said in a statement.

“I am deeply saddened and disturbed that the violent and virulent rhetoric being espoused by extremist groups has jeopardized the ability of campuses to promote robust dialogue and debate about important issues while ensuring public safety.”

What she said. It's long past time we stop allowing these racists to spew their hatred under the guise of pseudo-intellectual debate. Keep in mind, under the new GOP "Campus Free Speech" law just enacted, students who would have protested this bigoted nut-job would have faced punishment for that. Which is probably *exactly* why the National Policy Institute wanted to have him speak now, so they could force the UNC administration to carry out said punishments. This ain't over yet, folks. They'll pick another school in the UNC System before you can light that tiki torch, so keep your peepers open.

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