Race Issues | Our culture sometimes uses the labels ‘white supremacist’ and ‘racist’ carelessly, but they are serious belief systems that still exist today—and those who have left the most violent and extreme forms of racism have much to tell us
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/01/19, 11:35 am
Tom Tarrants first questioned his extremist ideology while serving a 35-year sentence in prison for attempting to bomb a Jewish businessman’s residence. Previously, Tarrants had avoided any literature that didn’t support his white supremacist views. But with nothing to do in his tiny cell except think and read, he began devouring books about philosophy, history, and ethics. For the first time, Tarrants was forced to reexamine his beliefs—and he realized then how much he had been a slave to his ideology.