How to silence white supremacists without censoring them

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Demonstrators rally before the speech by Richard Spencer
Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The University of Florida obeyed its own rules yesterday and allowed white supremacist Richard Spencer to rent a hall and deliver a speech.  The audience got to speak, too – shouting him down with, "Go home Spencer, go home Spencer" and "Go home, you can't hide. You support genocide." Was it a test of the First Amendment?  We ask Angus Johnston, a professor at the City University of New York and a historian of student activism.




Warren Olney