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UPDATE: UNL rally calls for students to embrace diversity

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Student government organization ASUN and Husker Men's Basketball hosted a Hate Will Never Win Rally at the UNL Coliseum.

It's in response to a white nationalist student at UNL who's been in the news recently.

The goal of the event was to spread a message of equality and embracing diversity.

"With all the events that have been going on the last week," said one of the rally's speakers, Alex Chapman.  "It's a huge opportunity to kind of put our platform of love and togetherness and diversity in the spotlight."

Other speakers called on students to fight racism by listening to others about their personal experiences and speaking up when they witness injustices.

Even members of the men's basketball team made an appearance.

"We just want to make UNL a better place to live," Chapman said.  "We want to make it a school where every student, faculty member and community member can be proud to call home."

Some who attended said it was good seeing so many people come together and knowing racial issues are worth talking about.

"Sometimes on campus, students can feel alone," said UNL student Corina Marsh.  "And their beliefs on how they think like issues that impact them don't really impact other people."

Some at the rally said it doesn't take much to help the movement.  They said it's like neighbors helping each other and that's what they want to see at UNL.

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Student government organization ASUN and Husker Men's Basketball hosted a Hate Will Never Win Rally this afternoon at the campus coliseum.

Following last week's video of UNL student Dan Kleve, who describes himself as a white nationalist, the goal of this event was to spread a message of equality and embracing diversity.

"We just want to make UNL a better place to live," said one of the rally's speakers, Alex Chapman.  "We want to make it a school where every student, faculty member and community member can be proud to call home."

Others say students can help fight racism and intolerance by listening to others about their personal experiences and speaking up when they witness injustices.

Some who attended said it was good seeing so many people come together.

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