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This letter could not be more wrong. Hate speech should not be shouted down. All that does is create a media spectacle, which is the whole purpose of these vile people who come to speak.

The way to really make a difference is to contact charities for Jewish, African-American and underprivi­leged causes and ask them to put a booth next to the event where these offensive people are speaking. Then let people like Richard Spencer see everyone donating to these charities. When he figures out that the public is not going to make his event newsworthy and that the people he hates are actually getting stronger because of his actions, he will change his tactics.

David Boddy, Holiday

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