Christian Picciolini

Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead

Christian Picciolini

Talk: Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead

Christian Picciolini shows the readers how a well-loved kid from a good family became a leader of the early American racist skinhead movement. He was the lead singer in the first white power band from the United States to play in Europe. He attended KKK rallies, was kicked out of four different high schools, and stockpiled weapons so, if necessary, he’d be ready to fight the United States government to protect the white race from annihilation. His skinhead involvement destroyed his marriage and had already realized the hollowness of the movement. What price would Picciolini pay for the seven years he’d spent spewing racist venom and promoting violence against non-whites and non-racist skinheads?

Christian Picciolini

After leaving the white power skinhead movement he helped build, Christian Picciolini graduated from DePaul University and became a respected entrepreneur. He executive-produced America’s second-longest running music television program and launched Goldmill Group, a global entertainment firm. Most importantly, in 2010 he co-founded the peace advocacy nonprofit Life After Hate.

Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead

At 14 years old, Christian Picciolini, a bright and well-loved child from a good family, had been targeted and trained to spread a violent racist agenda, quickly ascending to a highly visible leadership position in America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead gang.

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