An interview with far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin that appeared in a Leeds student newspaper sparked a national row yesterday.
NUS black students' officer Aaron Kiely said he was "appalled" by the newspaper's decision to print the extensive one-on-one with racist Griffin.
In an open letter, which has the support of over 100 students from across Britain, Mr Kiely demanded the editor of Leeds Student "remove this offensive interview that gives a platform to a fascist immediately."
But Leeds Student editor Lucy Snow defended her decision to allow a student journalist to "challenge" Griffin's views.
"We are not here to police what students read. We know that students are intelligent enough to make up their own minds," said Ms Snow, in an editorial comment which accompanies the interview.
The National Union of Students retains a no platform policy for fascists.