PRE-ORDER NOW: Use this Film to Counter the Spread of White Supremacist Violence and Hate
There’s no question we’re experiencing a long-overdue reckoning with systemic racism in this country. But there’s also growing evidence we’re experiencing a full-scale revival of white supremacist violence and hate:
- In March, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report showing that white nationalist hate groups have grown by 55% during the Trump era.1
- Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department issued a report concluding that white-supremacist violence and terror are “on the rise and spreading geographically” in the U.S.2
- And just this week, police in Richmond, Va., said that white-supremacist groups infiltrated protests3 in their city over the weekend, posing as members of Black Lives Matter and instigating violence in an effort to turn the public against the protests — a phenomenon that’s been reported in other cities4 as well.
As right-wing extremist groups continue to grow their numbers and spread racist hate and violence, we want to make sure our upcoming release Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation is on your radar. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Hutchison, Healing From Hate offers a riveting inside look at a group of former Skinheads and neo-Nazis who are now working on the front lines to de-radicalize violent extremists and transform racist attitudes.
At a time when systemic racism, white privilege, and white-nationalist extremism have moved into the national spotlight like never before, Healing From Hate promises to be a vital educational tool and online resource for the fall semester.
Praise for Healing From Hate
“Healing From Hate is a powerful educational tool, much needed at this moment in our nation’s history. It makes visible both the urgency of the threat of domestic extremists and the hopeful and healing power of empathy to overcome the disease of hatred.”
— Beverly Tatum | Author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
“Healing From Hate is a well-filmed, no-holds-barred, raw masterpiece defining the causes and solutions for America’s ugliest disease: racism. The information and testimonies revealed are stronger than written case studies in any psychology book. A must-see for both victims and perpetrators of hate.”
— Daryl Davis | Activist and Author of Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan
“Healing From Hate reveals both the psychological and economic underpinnings of today’s most shocking acts of political violence. Better still, as ‘formers’ find their way from neo-Nazism to clearer-headed insights about society and themselves, we’re shown a truly universal way to move out of the cul-de-sac of racial despair. An excellent choice for any course focused on dysmorphic masculinity in the age of Donald Trump.”
— Mike Hill | Author of After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority
“Healing From Hate provides a chilling view of the ways white supremacy, capitalism, and toxic masculinity converge to recruit members and fuel racist violence in the United States. An important and much-needed intervention in conversations in this contemporary moment, when white supremacy has become more mainstream and accepted through discourses of the alt-right and white nationalism.”
— Bernadette Calafell | Chair and Professor, CRES Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at Gonzaga University
“Healing From Hate is a must-see film for every American regardless of their politics. It promises to spark the type of collective soul searching our nation desperately needs in these divisive times, illustrating that deep listening and compassion represent the ultimate antidote to the poison of hate.”
— Adam Hodges | Author, When Words Trump Politics: Resisting a Hostile Regime of Language
1. “The Year in Hate and Extremism 2019,” Southern Poverty Law Center, 2019.
2. Country Reports on Terrorism 2019, United States Department of State, 2019.
3. “Police: Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists disguised as Black Lives Matter,” WSLS, July 27, 2019.
4. “White supremacy groups try to infiltrate recent protests and influence the narrative,” KCRW, June 2, 2020.