Rising out of hatred : the awakening of a former white nationalist
—Saslow, Eli, author.
Book
2018
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"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek turned nineteen, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show - already regarded as the "the leading light" of the burgeoning white nationalist movement. "We can infiltrate," Derek once told a crowd of white nationalists. "We can take the country back." Then he went to college. Derek had been home-schooled by his parents, steeped in the culture of white supremacy, and he had rarely encountered diverse perspectives or direct outrage against his beliefs. At New College of Florida, he continued to broadcast his radio show in secret each morning, living a double life until a classmate uncovered his identity and sent an email to the entire school. "Derek Black ... white supremacist, radio host ... New College student???" The ensuing uproar overtook one of the most liberal colleges in the country. Some students protested Derek's presence on campus, forcing him to reconcile for the first time with the ugliness his beliefs. Other students found the courage to reach out to him, including an Orthodox Jew who invited Derek to attend weekly Shabbat dinners. It was because of those dinners--and the wide-ranging relationships formed at that table--that Derek started to question the science, history and prejudices behind his worldview. As white nationalism infiltrated the political mainstream, Derek decided to confront the damage he had done. Rising Out of Hatred tells the story of how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the White House through the intensely personal saga of one man who eventually disavowed everything he was taught to believe, at tremendous personal cost. With great empathy and narrative verve, Eli Saslow asks what Derek's story can tell us about America's increasingly divided nature. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Attitude change.
Black, Derek.
Hate groups -- United States.
Intercultural communication -- United States -- Case studies.
Men, White -- United States -- Biography.
New College of Florida (Sarasota, Fla.) -- Students -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- 21st century.
White nationalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
White supremacy movements -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Whites -- Race identity -- United States.
Genre:
Biographies.
ISBN:
9780385542869
0385542860
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
288 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Awakening of a former white nationalist
Contents:
The Great White Hope
Have you seen this man?
I'm not running away
Pushing the rock
Solid and unshakeable
A million questions
This is scary
Another debate, and another midnight
I'm torn
I have to do this now
So much worse than I ever thought
Primed for this revolution
All out mayhem
We were wrong.
LCCN:
2017061173
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