Twitter reinstates controversial white nationalist Richard Spencer

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Texas A&M holds a unity event to protest white nationalist's speech.

Controversial figure head of the so-called "alt-right" movement Richard Spencer has his Twitter account back.

Spencer made headlines locally when he visited College Station and Texas A&M among protests.


Spencer was suspended from Twitter along with a number of other 'alt-right' accounts on a technicality for creating multiple accounts, Spencer reports.

Spencer is credited with coining the term "alt-right," which he described as "the identity politics for white people in the 21st century."

"I think the alt-right has gained a great deal of ground, precisely because we are provocative," he told ABC's Nightline. "And precisely because, to use bad language, we don't give a ---- on some level."

Spencer, 38, came to national attention when video surfaced of him at a Washington, D.C. conference in November shouting "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory," as some members of the crowd raised their hands in a Nazi salute.

Spencer said he yelled out "Hail Trump," "in the spirit of irony and exuberance." He added that he saw the president-elect as someone who "sling-shotted our movement into fame." The moment he found out Trump won the presidency, Spencer said if felt like a kind of "miracle."

In that Texas A&M speech, Spencer espoused the "values" of a white America and said the white race belong to "winners."

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"America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men," Spencer said.

The speech was not requested or paid for by the university, but instead held in a public space after a student invited him to campus.
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