Memorial services were held today for Heather Heyer, the woman killed Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of counter protesters at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder chargers, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.
On Wednesday morning’s show, Marty Moss-Coane talked with Christian Picciolini—a former white supremacist who co-founded Life After Hate, a nonprofit peace advocacy organization, about how parents identify extremism in their children.
“I hear this over and over again about how afraid parents are that their sons and daughters may end up being the next Dylan Roof,” Picciolini said.
“I don’t believe ideology is what radicalizes people. I think it’s the fundamental search for three human needs—a search for identity, community and purpose.”
Listen to the full conversation on Radio Times.