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In response to CU Boulder’s decision to host alt-right conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, CU students have started three petitions that will be delivered to Chancellor Philip DiStefano. The chancellor, who responded to student concerns a day after the event was announced, did not given further comment on the petitions specifically.
The petition with the most responses was created by student Charles Wofford and currently has 1,437 signatures. Wofford is asking the chancellor to uninvite Yiannopoulos from the Boulder campus. The petition’s description calls Yiannopoulos, who has written and edited for alt-right outlet Breitbart News, “a racist, sexist, reactionary opportunist.”