Christian Picciolini



After leaving the American hate movement he helped build in the 1980s and 90s, Christian graduated from DePaul University and became a respected peace advocate. He won an Emmy Award in 2016 for his role in directing and producing an anti-hate advertising campaign that helped disengage youth from white supremacist groups. Most notably, in 2011 he co-founded Life After Hate, an NGO dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to disengage from violent extremism. In 2015, Christian published his memoir, Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead, where he details his involvement in the early American white power skinhead movement.

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“Hatred is born of ignorance. Fear is its father, and isolation is its mother.”

Christian Picciolini