The Southern Miss Debate Society sponsored a debate tonight between two of its debaters and two members of the National British Debate team. The debaters played to a packed house in the Thad Cochran Center, sparring over the question of whether hate speech should be regulated by the state.
I was incredibly proud of our Southern Miss debaters, as both were members of the Honors College. My warmest congratulations to Brandon Hersey of Hattiesburg, a junior political science major, and Michael Sims of Hattiesburg, a polymer science and chemistry double major.
To give you an idea of the quality of the debate, below is a snippet of an argument posed by British debater Willard Foxton. (Click here for a Student Printz article about the debate.)