Who are the members of white supremacist groups?

There are hundreds of hatred groups in this country — their members vital mostly in the shadows.

So who creates up America’s hatred groups? Ask Christian Picciolini who scarcely 25 years ago was a personality in the hairless movement, CBS News’ Jim Axelrod reports.

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Christian Picciolini

Axelrod asked him who are the people who make up the arrange and file of white supremacist movement?

“It’s the normal American,” Picciolini said. “It is the mechanics, it’s the dentists, it’s the teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses and unfortunately that’s the way it’s incited into the last 30 years.”

Born and lifted in operative category Chicago, Picciolini assimilated his first white energy squad at age 14. This was before quitting after eight years and starting a non-profit to fight to hate.


Christian Picciolini

Picciolini addressed the suspicion that white leverage in America is a frightful picture.

“It is … unfortunately … it’s a reality,” Picciolini said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) depends some-more than 900 active hatred groups in the U.S. — a series that’s growing.

But Heidi Beirich, who marks hatred groups for SPLC — agrees with the former skinhead.

“This is a transformation that is really fueled — at this moment — by a lot of young, angry white men,” Beirich said.


Heidi Beirich

“It is positively fake to consider that the people in the white supremacist transformation are really bad people vital in trailer parks with no education,” she added.

Axelrod asked if there is a graphic series of the members of this transformation who are educated.

“Absolutely. There are a whole lot of people with PhD’s … law degrees … you know bachelor degrees,” Picciolini said.

Picciolini takes it further. He says no one should be astounded that support for Mr. Trump from white supremacists this weekend should be a surprise.

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When asked if white supremacists demeanour at Mr. Trump and feel affirmed, Picciolini said, “absolutely … 100 percent.”

“The anti-immigrant, the anti-refugee speak and the thought to put America first … those are all things that we talked about 30 years ago,” Picciolini said. “And it resonates just as deeply for the people who are in this movement.”


A perspective of white supremacists at a rally.

In January, the Obama administration gave Picciolini’s organisation $400,000 to continue its work battling hatred groups. Then in Jun — the Trump administration told them the extend was canceled.

The tensions at the core of the assault in Charlottesville are an issue in cities opposite the country.

Protesters toppled the statue of a Confederate infantryman in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, CBS News’ DeMarco Morgan reports. 

Following the assault in Charlottesville, officials opposite the country are holding a tough demeanour at rallies being designed in their cities by white supremacists. 

Mayor Marty Walsh is speaking out against an arriving “free speech” convene that white nationalists contend they devise to attend. 

“We are a city that believes in free speech, but we will not endure sentiments to violence, we will not endure melancholy behavior, we will not have it,” Walsh said.

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