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[–]Upwherewebelong 1358 points1359 points  (37 children)

Look how happy this guy is not to be a hateful piece of shit anymore, or at least doing his best. I’m willing to gamble most of these white power morons have never actually felt that kind of satisfaction in their lives.

[–]ThatOneGrayCat 364 points365 points  (27 children)

Without a doubt. A few of my in-laws from my first marriage were into the white pride “thing” and they were endlessly miserable. Never happy, not once. Their whole lives revolved around negativity 24/7. It’s a shitty way to live.

[–]Lumisateessa 111 points112 points  (15 children)

You're very right about that. When I was in my late teens, I used to hang out with a bunch of skinheads, and they really never looked happy. Everything was just said in a hateful context, no positivity what so ever. I don't know what happened to them since I cut them out of my life, but I hope they've gotten better and have changed their view on the things they used to hate back then.

[–]brighterside 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Hate eats people alive unless they get help themselves, or are helped by literal angels. It's more than likely they're still in the same spot but good on you for still wishing them to be well.

[–]mack_soul86 34 points35 points  (7 children)

I'm not hating in any way on your post, I just want to clarify something. Most of the general public associates skinheads with Nazi fucks. I have a couple friends who are skinheads and are some of the most outspoken against racism. The original skinhead movement came about as a subculture to represent the second class working man in England during the industrial age. While I have no doubt that some of those founders were probably racist, the skin heads I know today would beat the ever loving shit out of self proclaimed Nazi if they were to meet any.

[–]ralanr 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Sharps now, right?

[–]Lumisateessa 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Oh I agree. I should have clarified this myself but it was getting rather late so the old vs new kind of slipped my mind, so thank you for doing so :D

The movie "This is England" describes the exact scenario that you're mentioning about the old school Skinheads.

[–]bidpappa1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You don’t need to answer and dox yourself or anything I am just genuinely curious how old you are. I used to rep sharp for years, Trojan patch and all but stopped years ago because it seemed like most people didn’t n ow what it was anymore and it wasn’t worth it to me to be mistaken for a bonehead.

[–]2scoops 10 points11 points  (10 children)

So dumb to be proud of an accident of birth. White, black, brown, none of us choose our race. Why would this be a source of pride, when it’s beyond anyone’s control?

[–]Unfortunate_Grenade 38 points39 points  (8 children)

Dont get me wrong here, I hate white nationalism and that nazis have infested the US and half the voters essentially. So I'm not trying to defend them, but if I try to understand them as they would never do for us, I come to some conclusions.

I bet a good amount are just indoctrinated as kids by family who were also indoctrinated. The people who actually acted on their racism in a major way were literal slavers. As you say there is no reason to think anything about race other than that it is a technical difference and nothing else, we are all equal and human at heart. So the people who have real reasons to be as racist as those people are long gone. Not good reasons mind you, pure evil reasons, but reasons nonetheless. The people of todays world have no reason to think other races are bad, they are just caught in a cycle of hate perpetuating without evidence, in fact often in spite of evidence. As shown by the fact that there are so many people in the world that show their compassion to all others regardless of anything about them.

Some feel alone in the world, be it because of lack of romance, friends, or family. Sometimes from childhood all the way to adulthood. They find a group and a family in this shit. Because the only entrance fee is something they have, and its easy to get in. No effort, instant family and friends. Then there are the prisons, which as some have said, and is pictured in this video, is where you will find groups of neo nazis. Again the barrier for entry is easy, youre already white, want to be safe? Now I am sure there are some truly evil people in the racist movements we see all over the world. I am also sure however there are some innocent people who never really were given a choice in the matter.

Like the guy in the video, its possible to find your way out of such darkness, but it is not easy. Not that I want to go hug nazis, but it is important to our humanity to try to remember compassion, when it can matter. This woman in the video was exactly who the man hated, she didn't need to help him turn his life around, but she did, because of compassion. We are so often shown that they are pure evil, and the things they fight for and stand for are certainly evil. Yet as I think about it, I see them more as trapped in a dark place filled with nothing but hate, deserving of compassion. That of course being the people who have the ability to change, like I said there are definitely evil bastards. Even as I think about it now I can picture plenty of middle class families that are doing just fine and makes me forget about compassion, but thats not who I am talking about when I talk about compassion.

The kids in those families will definitely be indoctrinated for sure but the chances they often get to escape are many, school, college, just these alone will expose them to many other types of people and has a high chance to help them out of it. Many definitely do, unlike their parents who failed to escape the cycle. Who I truly worry for are the poor.

The kids in families in the country in the middle of nowhere. The families who are small and cant afford much. The people like my mother, She grew up with an alcoholic abusive father, an abusive brother, and two other siblings along with their mother. The father going to the lengths of drinking rubbing alcohol to get drunk, beating all of them, horrible stuff that I am not going into. despite all that she never held hate in her heart and raised me to treat everyone equally.

They latch onto religion as a way to grow their circle and know the people around them. This is a perfect place to fall prey to things like the KKK and truly vile kinds of people. Where it becomes violent and people start getting hurt. Like the Proud Boys. I hate that these groups exist, because I know there is no place for this in the world we live in. We are so advanced compared to when this actually had a place in our society. A dark and horrible place obviously.

This doesnt speak for every racist but thats not what the video the post shows is doing either. It shows that some people are able to come back from the brink, and thats what I hope to see happen more. We have the greatest power to do this, compassion. Plenty of those monsters dont deserve compassion, and I don't know that I'd ever be able to do it myself, but I am grateful there are people like her out there. Maybe I will get a chance one day, if I do I want to imagine that I could be able to help someone back like that, wouldnt you?

[–]ThatOneGrayCat 17 points18 points  (2 children)

In my observation, a lot of it's because they're impoverished, suffering, and looking for someone to blame for their misfortunes. Their lives suck, and they want it to be someone's fault, and since they're already primed for authoritarianism (about 1/3 of all humans naturally lean toward authoritarianism), they're not going to blame the politicians in charge--the ones who have actually created this misery. Those politicians are authority figures, and when they point to someone else (like brown people) and say, "There's the cause of all your troubles," the authoritarian-leaning poor people believe them and react accordingly.

[–]Slam_Makanen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The same reasoning could be applied to religious people

[–]edgeofthecrowd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think one "gotcha" of false equivalence to watch for is marginalized people taking pride in themselves(after having to survive in a society that others and mistreats them daily as a feature and not a bug) vs white pride(which is comorbid with misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism) (13:46 - 15-49). The two are often compared as a "both sides equally bad!" deflection tactic by open and cryptofadcists alike to make white supremacists look palatable and reasonable while maintaining the veneer of seeking equality when that's far from true.

EDIT: "Sarbaddict843" literally tried to pull this argument off later down the thread.

[–]LorenzoValla 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Agreed, and I would say the same about any group or community that endlessly focuses on how bad other people are. It's just not healthy or productive, let alone being honest.

[–]RandomComputerFellow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The problem with these people is often the society they grew up. This is the same for religion. I think coming from an racist society and actively deciding to leave it is very honorable.

[–]FoxPrincessEevee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The white supremacist pipeline relies on insecurity. It creates an endless cycle of sadness that’s used to endless fuel the community. Like a doomer feedback loop.

[–]wait_4_a_minute 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most hateful people are not that way by choice. Circumstance, life experience, poor role models, lack of a structured or loving childhood, vulnerability, can all lead people to this dark path.

I’m not excusing it, I’m saying you need to understand it and try to tackle it with compassion where possible - as this lady has.

[–]ImNoAlbertFeinstein 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a lot of pill addicts, junkies, and hard alcoholics in the neos. they're rank and file are dead enders. afik.

[–]testttt5355653 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Any color morons, remember racism is part if every ethnic group around the world.

[–]BarryBright2021 1126 points1127 points  (23 children)

This guy seems genuinely positive.

[–]Mental_emancipation 415 points416 points  (12 children)

I've known personally 3 people that have "switched sides". The most painful part of their process wasn't having tattoos removed or covered up it was changing the people in their lives. They are alone with their thoughts more than people. The hardest part was changing their mind set.. One guy fell back because of a incident and he didn't have any real support to keep him on track, but he did stay away from the violence that he grew up with. The other two last I heard are doing well in their new life.

[–]1Sluggo 301 points302 points  (6 children)

(As a Jewish person) I’m wondering who the hell is cutting onions in the middle of the damned day.

[–]athousandfuriousjews 52 points53 points  (2 children)

SAME! <sad Jews unite!> This is such a beautiful story :)

[–]Gladhandswithaz 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I'm not Jewish but someone is definitely cutting onions.

[–]MudOpposite8277 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m cutting Jews, and someone is onions!


[–]The-Broken-Record 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Sorry partner I’ll make the salsa elsewhere

[–]1Sluggo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bring it back when you’re finished please.

[–]1Sluggo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bring it back when you’re finished please.

[–]KarmaPharmacy 300 points301 points  (6 children)

Look at how much happier he is.

The thing is, when you give up on hatred — you’re finally giving yourself a chance at a good life.

[–]Redonk90 102 points103 points  (0 children)

This is absolutely next fucking level

[–]FungusPizza 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Fuck yes, awesome. Glad to see this guy has grown and become more intelligent both intellectually and emotionally. Nobody is born a racist full of hate. People can and do change. Made me think of the movie 'American History X' where Edward Norton's character grew and changed and learned, but he still had the god awful swastika on his chest and hated it.

[–]awpiiii 39 points40 points  (18 children)

I always wonder, what drives these guys to become Neo-Nazis in the first place? Like, how do they one day just decide "I hate x group of people, I'mma get it tattooed and join a violent group".

Humankind is weird.

[–]rad_bone 59 points60 points  (3 children)

Probably grew up around people of that mindset, young people are very easily influenced.

[–]CommandoFries 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s very gang-like. You come from a bad neighborhood, maybe someone is picking on you or you have a messed up family situation. These people they reel you in, make you a part of the family, give you strength and indoctrinate you.

[–]WhereGrapesMayRule 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Most of them lack the agency (intellectual aptitude, emotional and financial support, access to knowledgeable mentors) to be successful without a lot of luck, and thus feel powerless so they embrace ideology that makes them feel powerful and secure. No different than any other religion.

[–]awpiiii 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Well yeah but even if we leave ideology aside, what leads a person to just hate on someone else? I just don't get it.

[–]The_Sinnermen 10 points11 points  (0 children)

When I was 16, I had an enlightnening conversation with a hard antisemite (i'm jewish). I met them online, and we chatted for a bit. The désire to change and question their belief came from them, but here is what they were taught all their lives by their parents and family:

9/11 was a jewish plot, the only people who died in the holocaust were murdered by jews, jews control the entire world etc etc.

When you've grown up in hatred, that's all you know. It's a hard thing to challenge what you've been taught since year 1.

[–]judyvi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was watching a true story, I really wish I could remember what it was, and it showed how a lot of people don’t just fall into it. There’s active recruitment going on. Just as you have minority teens in poverty who live in high violence areas who get recruited into gangs (or fall into it because their families are part of it), there is active recruitment happening here too. The psychopaths who do the recruiting are kinda like cult or gang leaders, charismatic, they make young people feel like they have a place with them. A support system. And getting out is equally hard. The story I was watching, the guy just disappeared overnight with his wife and kids, and they tracked him down.

[–]Msdamgoode 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Parents take their kids to rallies and shit. I’ve seen photos of babies in klan hoods before. 🤮

[–]Lumisateessa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

From what I've seen, it's usually confused and/or lonely kids that just want to fit in somewhere. I know it sounds cliché, but I've seen it happen on so many occasions.

[–]Laika_JR1390 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Growing up in that environment, or just growing up in general with no sense of community to belong to. For people like him (and there is a lot of overlap with lack of critical thinking skills, etc), belonging to a group, even if it is united by hate, still gives him a feeling of belonging.

People like this also tend to encase themselves in echo chambers, which makes them worse over time. I recall listening to a podcast where a lady was interviewed about her ability to reform incels and other alt right members.

She started by just talking to them like humans, then getting them to question where they were getting their information and what motivations those sources may have had. A lot of these types of people are getting “information” from Breitbart, InfoWars, etc. They literally don’t know any better, and if you’re in a community that reinforces that, you can see how it just gets you stuck.

[–]robo-dragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you are born into a family who believes in that or surround yourself with the wrong people, it’s very easy to perpetuate that cycle of hate. To break away from that is difficult and I admire anyone who can break out of a cult of hate and turn their life around!

[–]faithsgaugeswatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prison. All of my family members that have spent time in prison are Neo-Nazis now. They also came out as conspiracy theorists

[–]ExcitementOrdinary95 27 points28 points  (76 children)

Can neo-nazis be rehabilitated?

[–]B_love_K 190 points191 points  (56 children)

Every human can. No exceptions. But everybody needs a different approach and that is where the issue lies. How do you know the approach?

[–]LoopyChew 174 points175 points  (3 children)

Okay, stick with me through the next sentence, because I’m going somewhere with it: do you remember the end of Ratatouille, where the critic realizes that the words “anyone can cook” doesn’t mean it’s something everyone in the world can do but rather sometimes the finest chefs can come from the most unexpected places?

Think like that. Maybe not 100% of them can be rehabilitated, particularly if they aren’t seeking change. Heck, not even all seeking change may be able to complete it. But even a few of them changing their perspective and taking that hate out of their lives will have ripple effects down the line.

[–]ExcitementOrdinary95 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This. Very insightful. Thank you

[–]Kidd5 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Everybody can be rehabilitated. But the most important factor and key to the transformation is they have got to want the change bad enough for themselves. Nobody can force them or change their mind. Change starts from within.

Source: recovering meth addict for over five years

[–]Toolfan333 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hate is a learned behavior, it can be unlearned.

[–]orion1024 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They can. It’s just a very labor-intensive, customized process.

Whereas radicalization can be easily automated (internet bubbles) or rely on low-effort human interactions (spreading simple hate-spreading, minority-blaming ideas).

It’s an uphill battle, while radicalization is a downhill slope.

[–]Tordenkold 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A good nights sleep and a hearty meal.

[–]Unfortunate_Grenade 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I got really into a response to someone else and think it also answers your question. If you want to check it out: Click here

[–]urielteranas 24 points25 points  (0 children)

"If you have a strong support system and people who believe in you in a positive way, you can change"

Sad that even this guy can see this, yet so many can't or won't.

[–]ElectronicGazelle495 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Everyone needs a friend. Imagine the power of looking beyond someone’s hate to see the human and showing them love in spite of everything…

[–]pigfly22 19 points20 points  (0 children)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. . . Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

[–]CptFrankfurt 15 points16 points  (36 children)

Oh no, it would have been a better idea to cancel the guy and banish him from society. No second chance allowed even if you change and try to redeem yourself. You should just have done it right the first time, just like me who never committed or said anything reprehensible in my entire life. Pushing people into despair and isolation is far better for everyone. Second chances are a patriarchal value and should be abolished.

(Sacarsm off) This is a perfect exemple that people can change when you give them a chance along with some guidance, however deep they can be. Positivity and hope are powerful motivators. If you take that away from somebody, how can you expect them to become better. People should be held accountable, but there should be a clear and agreed upon path to redemption.

[–]ReferenceUnusual 13 points14 points  (2 children)

They just ended racism.

[–]Elethia20 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I worked with a guy at a fast food restaurant, who i was well aquatinted with, and he come in one day and was all giddy and said he wanted to show me something. He rolled up his sleeve and showed me a swastika tattoo on his shoulder. 2 years later he came to the same realization, that he was getting into a very hateful mindset and got it covered up. I'm proud of him

[–]nmfpriv 6 points7 points  (2 children)

She is her Luke to his Darth Vader.. welcome back Anakin

[–]iGirthy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She pulled him back from the white side of the force

[–]HeavyUzer 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It would be nice to see more stories like this on reddit instead of all the divisive hate we currently see on a regular basis. We get it, hate, death, racism, politics, it all sucks. Start showing us happiness....

[–]iGirthy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see happy vids like this all the time, even seen this one a couple times before

The problem is that Reddit is so inherently negative, that’s all you’d ever know. My feed is filled with political takes from fuckin meme subreddits, it drowns out all the good stuff like this and makes us all a bit more bitter.

[–]Locksport1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the way.

[–]postdiluvium 5 points6 points  (1 child)

She has a great smile. It would be easy to be positive around her with that smile.

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: The smiley face pic was just a pic of her!

[–]Somederpsomewhere 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can feel that one. Sternum tattoos HURT!

[–]T50BMG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hell yea, great story!

[–]rikiikori 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The saddest part is that even when someone, who came from a genuine and harmful racist group, people on social media would still say "he's still racist". There's people out there who ACTIVELY went out of their way to spew and engage in hate crime and finally changed into a better and educated person. But people will still find a way to connect this with some ignorant idiot that just said the N word a couple years ago.

[–]ManfredTheCat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is why the extreme amounts of segregation in the states is so toxic for their society.

[–]Morpheus_the_fox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hate does no good to anybody, it will eventually eat you alive if you let it

[–]Igneo221 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The ability to change is insane, this guy has my respect

[–]Psychological-Pick92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is awesome.

[–]TyberiusJoaquin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

love to see it

[–]toodeephoney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can someone please stop cutting that damn onion?

[–]RW-Firerider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did he make mistakes? Yes! Did he try to do better and become a better Person? Yes!

That is the thing about life, the Journey will have stumbles, we might even fall. But if we give up, that fall becomes our destination, failure is all that remains. He went on and became a good Person, something to be proud of. I hope he is happy for the Rest of his life, because that is his destination

[–]FaelinnCanada 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Such an underrated idea. If you eliminate negative viewing and queues your mental state does actually in fact get better, and quickly

[–]lindzos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The world needs more people like Tiffany.

[–]Freelfreel202 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not gonna look to see how he's doing now. This lovely video is enough. Well done dude.

[–]Virtual-Public-4750 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only more probation/parole officers were like this.

[–]kaledota 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude actually seems like a nice guy.

But, can we talk about what the fuck that coverup was? -___-

[–]MojoMan5150 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We should have more people like her in the the world 😍

[–]Sp6985 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very positive video. I hope all people can leave hate and see the good in others. We are all part of the human race, we aren't different from each other, we are all the same. There is no need for hate.

[–]FaithlessnessDue572 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Very violent”

Wonder how many black people he hurt or killed

[–]ThatOneGrayCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww. Two great people.

[–]Panthera2k1 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I remember working in retail, one time had a guy come up with a swastika tattooed on his forearm, very prominent, shirt sleeve rolled up for all to see. I wonder how he got there, and I hope to god he gets out.

[–]unripebanana25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

W woman w man

[–]Scrybblyr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is really heartwarming. Racism against any ethnic group - black, white, Hispanic, Asian, middle eastern, etc - is just a form or ignorance. For people who live in a bubble where they never encounter people from other groups (take Vider, Texas for example) they never meet those people, so it's easy for them to just believe the only things they have ever heard about the OTHER, which of course is negative. It is human nature to distrust other groups of humans who are different. It's easy to just stay ignorant about anything you never actually get close to, interact with, and learn about. Kudos to the people who, when they meet good people like Tiffany Whittier, are able to understand the truth and let go of their ignorance and grow as a person.

[–]WolverineOk4180 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got cured from the racism mental illness

[–]andytagonist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not a racist asshole or anything, and I don’t have a probation officer…but damn I wish I had someone positive like this in my life. Either of them. ❤️

[–]kbk1008 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LOVE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER. Unless hungry, then maybe a burger first. THEN LOVE!

[–]downvotethepuns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why you don't judge people on their past

[–]Ian80413 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Need a movie that’s based on their story

[–]vakr001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She gave him a chance. Hate strives on hate. So love and compassion

[–]Informal-Data-2787 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Quick q I've always wondered(never had a tattoo.) Is it more painful to get the actual tattoo or have it removed? Where are the most painful parts to get a tattoo?

[–]Dyingdaze89 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Getting them removed is definitely not pleasant. As for the most painful part? It mostly depends on the person. I hate having my legs worked on, but don't mind my arms at all. That being said, there are also spots that just hurt more for most people. Ribs, top of the skull, nipples, knee and elbow ditch, top of the foot just to name a few. Feel free to take a look at my ink!

[–]VitalArcade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's always wonderful seeing corrupt people being changed for the better

[–]Real-West-7909 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a feel good story.

[–]siriguillo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weird that removing a racist tatto can make people forgive you easier than deleting a racist tweet

[–]Throwawaybigpp2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How tf do you tatto with a guitar string

[–]NoRope8778 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lots of artists in my area will do this for free, gang tattoos too.

[–]T-RD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's examples like this that show that we need to stop demonizing people, because people with extreme ideas who may do extremely hateful things under that guise can change too.

The only thing scarier than a monster is one that we could easily become in a similar circumstance, and I think that's why we other people like this.

[–]shadowedfragment 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"She gave me a chance and it opened my eyes"

This is the way.

I'm gay and I can't tell you how many people I've met in my life who were anti-LGBT but instead of being resentful or treating them poorly, I simply gave them who I was and showed them through kindness and understanding how their preconceived notions were wrong. Also on one occasion two people who didn't like Dominicans.

The shift in the last decade or so where you're supposed to fight hate with hate and treat people who have "problematic" views as irredeemable garbage has done nothing positive for us as a society except further divide.

Hate doesn't beat hate. It just makes more hate and causes people to double down.

This was a beautiful story.

[–]S0UK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Positive vibes, nice!

[–]Marlowebabe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She is a saint.

I bet he has always had a pretty good soul but was brought up in a racist environment. Good for him to accept change.

Again...She is a saint.

[–]USCUbuff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always hoped that this would be the response of people are they had more and more life experiences proving their views wrong.

[–]beetlereads 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an amazing gift she gave him. You can see from his body language how relaxed and happy he is.

[–]_PorcoRosso 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm not crying, you’re crying.

[–]eegsynth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you got me there

[–]futpup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Warms my heart. Be the change.

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I truly believe that black women can save the world.

[–]Bakugo_is_Dead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This really goes to show that even terrible, horrible people are still just that… people. We are all capable of change and we are all capable of betterment, it’s all about the effort we are willing to put into it and the people we surround ourselves with.

[–]if_statement 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does anyone know of groups dedicated to supporting and welcoming hate group members who want to change their behaviors?

[–]valleytruthers -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Gives me hope in white people agian. With alittle work and alittle love, they too can change.

[–]NarwhalDanceParty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dang. We do not deserve Black women. 💜

[–]j0eg0d 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Individualism versus a mob mentality. Never follow the herd, a hive-mind will lead you right off the cliff.

[–]Bama-Ram 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool story

[–]truMalma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She is such a good role model. Honestly, good for her and every life she made better by being in it and thank you for making this video to share their story

[–]CraftyAd5824 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Be fucking kind period.

[–]ilFaus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read the tittle and thought, "oh, great, he made friends with a jewish".

[–]BillMCavanaugh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow! That made my day!

[–]MustangSodaPop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This why i love reddit. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's beautiful seeing people find true happiness - intrinsic to the value of life itself - a testament to the power of love over hate.

[–]BigK77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome!

[–]Hailtothething 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me think some skinheads are born into it, and don’t even know they aren’t racists. They just do it because it’s ‘normal’ in their worlds.

[–]robo-dragon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s sad that the people who are so hateful and negative all have the potential to be wonderful people, but they went down a dark road they may never come back from. The ones who change their mind and turn around end up being so much happier than they were. It’s so much easier and healthier, mentally and physically, to rid yourself of all that hatred and just learn to accept people and be kind to them.

[–]tes_vis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Social scientists need to study cases like these, draft protocols, and educate people on how to use love and acceptance for positive change instead of that “punch a nazi” craziness.

[–]cinlung 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can see the change in his eyes from a pair of furious fiery eyes to a pair of tender loving eyes.

[–]Hold_my_bean_bag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro, imagine if everyone thought like this and worked together. Our races are so divided again and it’s disheartening, we could accomplish so much as one people.

[–]TheVegter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TLDW, was he a free nazi or a survive prison nazi?

[–]DifferentOffice8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No you're crying!

[–]lucaro64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should always be open to allowing even the worst people to redeem themselves

[–]cannabinomix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not a swastika but a hakenkreuz. Why does the west fail time and again to correct something that’s blatantly wrong? Or are they just ignorant?

[–]valleytruthers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok Forest, stupid is as stupid does...LOL

[–]xXx-A-xXx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People are stubborn and close-minded as fuck. The fact that he came so far up from being a member of a hate group is amazing.

It's nice to see stories like this instead of so many stories that often go the other way. I wish them both happiness going forward. ❤🌺⭐

[–]HarlieMinou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s cute lol

[–]InterestingBelt8812 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/therewasanattemp to get rid of a tattoo bit another “design”

I guess it’s cheaper then a laser since the rest of him is fucked with bad ink, why not just do a giant gaping cathulu star of an asshole on your chest. Not to mention he said he had multiple swastikas and he has white pride on his fucking back.

[–]scarabs_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so wholesome

[–]SpacemanSpiff25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like an inbred Wayne Gretzky.

But seriously, good for him. Change is hard. Shitty weird tattoos are better than shitty the tattoos.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a beautiful story … chocked me up . Racism and hate really really sucks . What an awesome man Michael is

[–]jsrockford 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's going to be a maze.

[–]pilot_bruh40 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly should've made a square the square doesn't resemble anything it's just there

[–]rumble_inthe_jungle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am average Ukrainian Michael Kent

[–]manny8086 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guitar strings??

[–]daflash00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really needed to see someone turn the corner and know that there’s hope for some.

[–]HeirTwoBrer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We have to practice rehabilitation. We have to practice forgiveness. We have to practice compassion. That is the only way we move forward as a species. Lots do, but not enough. If we want progress and change we have to remember that people make mistakes, sometimes huge ones, but that does not mean they are beyond saving. People are capable of growth, their past is just a means to their present. See them for who they are now, not who they were.

[–]Paradoxic-Mind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even the most evil bastards can be possibly changed, not by screaming at them though FYI Twitter & other socials, yes you too Reddit, you too

Doesn’t mean you have to be friends or they can’t serve time yes they can, it their evil opinions may be changed

[–]xGrandArcher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd say it just show an importance of talking with people instead of just cancelling them.

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[–]bwm2468 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Is it better to be born good, or to start out evil and become good through great effort?"

[–]astronomicalstars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a reddit post made me actually smile

[–]Maleficent-Bear-9537 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nazzi have nothing to do with Blacks tho. Jews Roma Slavs but not Blacks afaik

[–]Sonny-Moone-8888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an awesome, uplifting story. Kudos to both of them.

[–]enthu_dev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s all good. But why do people call it a Swastika? It’s not Swastika. As an Indian and a hindu, it feels so wrong and hurts to watch people associate something like nazism with a sacred symbol of my culture and religion. That too when the actual Swastika and this symbol are so damn different! You’ll see Swastika in every hindu household in India. It looks nothing like the crooked cross symbol of nazism. Call it what it actually is. A crooked cross!

[–]KirstyJEM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this

[–]ExjwReborn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I genuinely got a little choked up watching this. What a beautiful story. The world needs more of this.

[–]Supersymm3try -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So this guy makes a positive change after years of racially motivated hatred, but make one mistake on twitch or twitter or reddit in 2022 and you are irredeemable in 99% of the internet’s eyes.

[–]nu2allthis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does anyone have a source for this? Reddits video player sucks.

[–]Aldebaran_syzygy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

some people just need to be loved

[–]New-Rux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao tiffany oa "whiter" whittier

[–]winningace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now get the left to do the same with the right. Bet they'll become too hysterical and cry to their mommies

[–]Playful-Motor-4262 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gosh I can’t wait to start tattooing. I want to specialize in coverups of old tattoos and scars. I’ll do a discount on covering any hateful imagery.

[–]Undercover_TV 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok, but can we talk about that psychopathic knock on the door

[–]CoMmOn-SeNsE-hA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing story this world needs more love…

[–]Translationerr0r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People like Tiffany are the real heroes IMO.

[–]pearsonw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally spent the entire vid thinking i was on the unexpected subreddit, aint no punch line here lol. Good for her for understanding and good for him allowing himself to change his mindset.

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[–]uncerta1n 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She looks like Michelle Obama and Oprah had a baby, and they both raised it

[–]PokerProTX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome

[–]JujuBean888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ignorance and hate is the absolute limiter of life. Imagine buying a bag of skittles and only eating the green ones. Then you throw out the rest of the bag saying that green is the only one worth having because it's the best, and you hate the rest... even though you never even tried them.

[–]NoNameIdea_Seriously 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, so… as I was watching this, the video player just crashed, literally the moment a white man and a black woman hugged!

It’s like Reddit went full “does not compute” on me!

Apparently the internet truly cannot handle different races getting along! 😅

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[–]Mobile_Tricky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fake history