Turning Others Away From Hate: Christian Picciolini / Former Extremist, Founder of Free Radicals Project
Many turn to extremism because of personal problems, not ideology. One-time white supremacist Christian Picciolini sees people as human beings first, to save them from hate groups.
Last 20 years, Christian Picciolini has worked to save people who fell into extremism
As a former white supremacist, he believes that the roots of real hate are in what he calls "potholes"
He thinks that the compassion of others can be a powerful force for change
His speeches and books have helped him reach those who might want to seek his help to get out of a hate group