Very little has felt as satisfying to watch as the famed white supremacist/founder of the “alt-right” movement, Richard Spencer getting clocked in the face during an interview last month. The clip spurned a fervent argument online about whether or not it’s okay to punch a neo-Nazi—but it goes without saying that as cathartic as punching a white supremacist in the face may be, it won’t get us much closer to figuring out how to reckon with them.
Talking with ex neo-Nazis themselves might, so...Forward
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“It’s based on the life of Frankie, who was the second [former white supremacist] I spoke with, who led a very violent crew in the Philadelphia area. In prison, he was playing a long-standing poker game, and there was a kid his age who was his partner, and the two of...Forward
From the Jewish Press:
Speaking at Iowa Central Community College Tuesday, Meeink related how he submitted to having his head shaved, to officially become a skinhead. His initiation included learning “the truth” about Jews.
Meeink had a swastika tattooed on his neck, and the words “Native Philly” on his head. “I didn’t get accolades from the neo-Nazi Christian Identity movement for doing good in school,” he said. “I got accolades for violent deeds, and I liked that.”