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SR: Colleges must allow all speech

In the morning editorial, The Spokesman-Review Editorial Board comments:

Milo Yiannopoulos spews.

Next month, he is scheduled to regurgitate his racist and misogynistic hate speech at the University of Washington and Washington State University. Students and faculty aware of him and his views want Yiannopoulos shut out.

That would be a mistake.

Yiannopoulos thrives on the anger triggered by his vile musings. Just to be sure he gets maximum attention, he’s calling his current appearances the “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” a loathsome reference to his own homosexuality. Always controversial, his notoriety has increased the last few months for two reasons: He was banned from Twitter, and he is an editor at Breitbart News Network. More here.

Question: Should Yiannopoulos be prevented from speaking at WSU?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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