White nationalist Richard Spencer got completely owned by an Auburn University student during one of his campus speaking events.
According to The Raw Story, the student spoke during the Q&A session following Spencer’s presentation and directly challenged him on claims that Americans of European descent were being oppressed.
“How are white people more racially oppressed than black people? Because I’m a black woman at a predominantly white institution and I want to know what challenges y’all face that I don’t?” she asked.
The tension in the room was palpable, with some members of the crowd yelling “affirmative action” in response to her question. The student shot down those students by saying “I’m not talking to you.”
The student then withdrew her previous question and asked, “How did it feel when you got punched in the face at the inauguration?”
Spencer sheepishly smiled while the crowd burst into laughter and immediately began to applaud.
While past instances of violent confrontations have taken place between white nationalist fans of Spencer and the Antifa movement, the event was attended largely by peaceful Auburn student protesters, who expressed outrage that Richard Spencer — who once called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” — would be allowed to host a speaking session on the campus. The university decided to host the event in spite of student protests.
Police made 3 arrests of protesters.
Watch video of the confrontation below, courtesy of Morgan Buckles:
— Morgan Buckles (@MBucklesXO) April 19, 2017
Steven E. Johnson is a Mississippi-based author who covers racial justice and political issues for the Resistance Report. You can contact him at stevejlive at gmail dot com.