I’d like to tell you about my friend TJ Leyden, who has just released his first book called “Skinhead Confessions.” TJ and his wife Julie founded StrHATE Talk Consulting in 2000, an organization that combats hate, bigotry, intolerance and discrimination through education. TJ is a former neo-nazi skinhead, and was one of the leaders in the movement of promoting hate, bigotry and racism for 15 years. But he eventually saw the havoc that the white power movement was creating, and how wrong it was.
TJ turned his back completely on the skinheads, and began advising the Pentagon, FBI and the Dept. of Justice (among many others) on hate crime cases. Today he travels the nation speaking to audiences about his violent past and hopefully a more peaceful future. I picked up his book with the intention of just flipping through it, but ended up reading it for a half hour without realizing it. A great read! Buy it here.