Richard Spencer is in the news once again for his racist, alt-right rhetoric.
White nationalist Richard Spencer – one of the founders of the "alt-right" – made headlines a few weeks ago when he (and hundreds of other white nationalists) held a rally celebrating Trump's victory. It was pretty terrifying, with chants like "Hail Trump!" all around.
Richard Spencer spoke at the event, and a video emerged of a dozen men doing the Nazi salute.
Spencer said things like the following:
America was until this past generation a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.
Spencer spoke again at an "alt-right" event held at Texas A&M University on Tuesday night.
The event was met by protests from hundreds of students, but was not shut down by the school. This was despite the fact that – as Mashable reports – when Spencer approached the podium, only around two dozen people applauded out of the approximately 400 people in attendance.
Jeff Paul, a local journalist for KTCT, was there covering the event. He took a screenshot of the available WiFi names and posted the image to Twitter.
The speech itself hit all the basic points of the alt-right and white nationalist movements.
"At the end of the day, America belongs to white men," said Spencer. He insisted it was time they take it back.
Richard Spencer has described the mainstream media as "Lügenpresse": a term Nazis used to describe their critics in the press.
It is clear to most that Richard Spencer and the "alt-right" are barely-veiled, modern iterations of the Neo-Nazi movement.
Pretty much the only difference between the two is the members of Spencer's group don't actually call themselves "Neo-Nazis." They call themselves the "alt-right."
I mean, they even kept the hyphen.
The alt-right has had an explosion in popularity with the rise of Donald Trump, through sites like Breitbart News.
The president of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, stepped down from his position to run Trump's campaign. And Steve Bannon NOW has been made Trump's chief strategist in the White House.
Steve Bannon himself once described Breitbart as "the platform of the alt-right."
Let me say that again: The president of a news organization that caters to the openly racist, white nationalist group that Richard Spencer founded and came up with a name for is now the American president's chief strategist.
But don't worry: At least 19-year-old college kids are brave enough to speak out against this.