HATE’S ASS KICKED BY COMPASSION

“He was smart, flashy, and unflappable—and making Derek the most famous racist in the world was the project of Don’s life.

That all started to fall apart after Derek spent a few years at the notoriously liberal—but also good and cheap—New College of Florida in Sarasota. Once he was outed and ostracized on a school-wide list-serve, a group of students made it their mission to invite him to a weekly Shabbat dinner.”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/yw4dkb/the-white-nationalist-heir-who-rejected-his-dads-vile-bigotry

One thought on “HATE’S ASS KICKED BY COMPASSION

  1. We’re living through an era where people are unable to achieve redemption. I think this is new in my lifetime. Quoting George W. Bush “When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.” And he got a pass. I cringe to think that someday someone will come out and say “Let me tell you what Jeff did in the Eighties.” Those things I can’t undo, but I try to live my life now in a way that makes me proud. Many of these of the things people did/do are unforgivable (including me) but at some point we have to concede that this just is no longer the same person. Does this earn a bye? I can’t say. Derek has done an unimaginable amount of harm in this world, and I don’t know if he can ever do enough good to balance things out. I’m going to read this book. Thanks for profiling it.

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