SPLC Hatewatch Exclusive: Activist Son of Key Racist Leader Renounces White Nationalism

Derek Black, the son of the former Alabama Klan leader who runs the largest racist Web forum in the world, has renounced white nationalism, saying that he had been through “a gradual awakening process” and apologizing for his past activism.

In an E-mail (pdf) to the editor of this blog this week, Black wrote that he had come to see the arguments of white nationalism as “principally flawed,” adding that he had realized that American society is marked by an “overwhelming disparity between white power and that of everyone else” and that white nationalism was really about “an entrenched desire to preserve white power at the expense of others.”

(Continue to full post by Mark Potok...)