Rawstory: ‘We lied all the time’: Ex-skinhead explains how ‘alt-right’ white supremacists trick their followers

Rawstory | 24 Aug 2017
Christian Picciolini

A former white supremacist cautioned that there’s no real difference between the racist ideology he once embraced and the so-called “alt-right” or white nationalist movements.

Christian Picciolini, a former skinhead who now leads the nonprofit Life After Hate organization, said white supremacists have tried for years to obscure their racist intentions to help broaden their appeal, reported Business Insider.

Picciolini was recruited into Chicago Area Skin Heads in 1987, at 14, and became the neo-Nazi group’s leader two years later — and he recognizes the tactics employed by white nationalists like Richard Spencer to rebrand their hateful ideology.

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