NewCity Lit: Christian Picciolini Discusses “White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out”

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Christian Picciolini

The extremist hate movement is alive in Chicago. We may not see old-style skinheads marching, but many of the same groups continue to operate. Christian Picciolini, anti-hate activist and author of “White American Youth” says most people don’t acknowledge that our cities are sites of “horrific, modern-day white supremacist terror attacks and killings.”

Once an extremist, Picciolini now works to build a global extremist prevention network. He was on Newcity’s 2017 Lit 50 list, spoke at last year’s Printers Row Lit Fest, has appeared on “60 Minutes,” at Denver’s 2017 TedXMileHigh, and appears on national and international platforms. Although he receives almost daily death threats, trolling and cyberattacks, Picciolini says domestic extremism is getting enough attention that ordinary Americans are mobilizing against it...