SMU Cancels Race Debate for Security Concerns

March 7, 2007

A debate between a Saint Mary's University Philosophy professor and a "race realist" scheduled for yesterday was cancelled by the university, citing the need for a higher level of security than it can provide to ensure safety of participants. Protests had been planned by those opposing the event. Jared Taylor, the debater who advocates for the separation of races, has previously been the victim of violence while sharing his views in the Halifax area.  CBC | SMU Statement