Life After Hate

Life After Hate was created in 2011 by former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement.

The above YouTube video, from a September 2017 episode of the Samantha Bee show Full Frontal, uses humor to underscore a severe problem. Despite an overwhelming interest within our society to combat the extremism that severely damages political discourse, our government seems to be purposefully working against attempts by everyday citizens to make a difference.

LIFE AFTER HATE was created by former violent extremists who successfully transformed their own lives and who have wholeheartedly committed to help others do the same. By sharing personal stories of transformation, and wisdom gained from decades of experience, Life After Hate serves to inspire, educate, guide, and counsel. Whether working with individuals who wish to leave a life of hate and violence or helping organizations (educational, civic, government, etc.) seek knowledge and insight on the roots of intolerance, violent extremism, or looking to make an impact in their own lives and communities, Life After Hate is here to help. Through personal experiences, collaborations and engagement in research projects, we have developed a refined understanding of what draws people to extremist groups and, more importantly, why they leave.

Since the Trump administration cut their funding earlier this year, they have turned to crowdfunding as a source of revenue. You can learn more about their mission at their website, or support their cause here.

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keivahummel
keivahummel

Immensely important work. What are the long term strategies for disengagement? A person doesn't just leave a white supremacist group and suddenly they aren't racist anymore, this takes a lifetime of hard work and self reflection. Also, it's appalling that funding for this effort was pulled in order to target the Muslim community.

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