CHANGING THE TIDE

Klan Leader's Son Rejects Racism

Good for him. The son of one of the most prominent white supremacists in the country is denouncing the foundations of white nationalism, calling them "principally flawed." Derek Black penned a stunning letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center rejecting the teachings of his father, Don Black, a fomer Klan leader who owns and operates Stormfront.org, the leading website for the the racist movement, for which Derek at age 12 had created a children's page. In the letter Black wrote, "I acknowledge that things I have said as well as my actions have been harmful to people of color, people of Jewish descent, activists striving for opportunity and fairness for all, and others affected. It was not my intention then, and I will not contribute to any cause that perpetuates this harm in the future." Black, who attends Florida's prestigious New College, previously called the election of President Obama "one step away" from "living in a wasteland of burning tires and homeless people."