Summary: A former racist skinhead examines aspects of his past: Where did the hate begin? How did a teenaged alcoholic become a central figure in the white power movement of the late 80s and early 90s?
What happened to bring about his drastic change of mind and heart? With a collection of reflective essays, disturbing flashbacks, and an interview, My Life After Hate scrubs scabs off the festering wound of racism, then soothes with the essential wisdom of forgiveness and compassion.
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“…what the world needs to know about hate. But what’s even better, is that there is life after hate! I highly recommend this book!”—Frank Meeink, activist, actor, speaker, and author of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead
“My Life After Hate is for anyone who thinks that change is impossible or too difficult. Arno Michaels’ honest look into his past as a white power skinhead and his long journey out of hatred is proof that change is possible in the unlikeliest places. This book is for anyone who underestimates their own power to transform their life or feels they lack the courage to reach out to others they once feared.”—Lisa Kaiser, Journalist, Shepherd Express
“…La Prensa memoirs and autobiographies are written by people who have had similar backgrounds and experiences as my ‘at risk’ students. Things like being arrested, neglect or abuse at home, gang involvement, running away, drugs, alcohol, generations of relatives in prison, and violence in general, are things that my students are familiar with.What they are NOT familiar with is the idea that their lives can be different than what they have known. Our students need to know that change is possible—and no matter what they’ve been through or what they’ve done—their past does not have to become their future. They learn that change is possible through La Prensa stories.”Julie Sanders, Special Education Teacher