Students Push for UC Berkeley to Cancel Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos Event

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Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality, holds a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub, June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

Controversial Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, whose misogynist and racist comments got him banned from Twitter, is slated to speak at UC Berkeley campus on February 1 at the invitation of the Berkeley College Republicans. Some students and faculty say Yiannopoulos spouts hate speech and have petitioned school officials to cancel the event. But the College Republicans argue that while they may not agree with everything Yiannopoulos says or with the white nationalist views published on Breitbart, the first amendment affords Yiannopoulos the right to speak on campus. Is free speech under fire at Berkeley or do you agree that Yiannopoulos' views have no place on a college campus?


Troy Worde, member, Berkeley College Republicans

Katrin Wehrheim, professor at UC Berkeley