Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Richard Spencer Bounced $10,000 Check For Campus Event In Florida

White nationalist Richard Spencer has spent the last several months ramping up a campus tour — but is apparently still struggling with some basic financial logistics.

In the leadup to his recent speech at Florida University, Spencer and his white nationalist think tank paid for their venue space with a check for some $10,000 — that bounced a few days later, the Huffington Post reported.

The think tank eventually wired the money to the school in time for the October 19 speech — and the talk went on as planned.

“Bounced checks are not uncommon, of course,” the Huffington Post wrote, but the move the slip-up is perhaps surprising — coming from Spencer’s “supposedly racially superior team.”

The Huffington Post obtained a trove of emails revealing how Spencer’s thinktank planned for the campus event.

Spencer is a high profile figure in the “alt-right” and has been at the forefront of an accelerated campus outreach effort on the part of white nationalists. Spencer preaches what amounts to boilerplate white nationalism — viewing whites as an imperiled race facing off against a “rising tide” of brown and black people. While Spencer has praised Israel as a “model” for his dreamed-of “white ethnostate,” he also believes that Jews have contributed to the downfall of whites.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbum

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit the Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, images, and credit to the Foward. Have questions? Please email us at editorial@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.