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My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement— and how I got out - Christian Picciolini

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At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist -- and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.

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Learn more about Christian Picciolini’s dedication to supporting individuals leaving hate groups and those who have already left.

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