The Gist

Losing Hate

Derek Black was heir apparent to America’s white nationalist movement. Then he went to college.

Members and supporters of one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. hold a rally on April 21 in Newnan, Georgia.

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By all accounts, Derek Black was supposed to become the next David Duke. He was the man’s godson, after all, and his father, Don Black, had founded Stormfront, the world’s first and biggest white nationalist website. But then Derek went to New College of Florida, where—as told by the Washington Post’s Eli Saslow—he was shunned by many of his peers for his racist views, and embraced by a few despite them. Saslow’s book is Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.    

In the Spiel, more on the Kavanaugh hearing, and Trump’s continuing belief that 52 percent of women voted for him.

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