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By Angela Helm, The Root.Com


We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by them, for them. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the bloody disaster that was the so-called Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., it behooves us to start reckoning with the birth stain that touches all who live here, especially in the Trump era, where division and othering give some a semblance of identity and purpose.

The Root was able to catch up with a prominent former skinhead, Christian Picciolini, to discuss the new documentary he hosts airing tonight on MSNBC—Breaking Hate. In the hour-long special, Picciolini brings together a former white supremacist who participated in the Charlottesville riots with the mother of Heather Heyer, the anti-racist protestor killed by a virulent white supremacist.

Picciolini chops it up with us about how Trump is indeed the man in white supremacist circles, how these violent groups are targeting vulnerable young people online, and his thoughts on how to fix this (which he acknowledges may not be popular…)

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