Derek Black, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard’s son who made a failed attempt to “infiltrate” the Palm Beach County Republican Party in 2008, has renounced his white nationalist past.
Black, a West Palm Beach resident who is now 24, outlined his “gradual awakening process” in a lengthy email to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok that was published last week on the group’s “Hatewatch” blog.
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Staff researcher Niels Heimeriks contributed to this report.