By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
A former Neo-Nazi spoke at Owens University on Thursday as a national diversity advocate.
T.J. Leyden spoke with university students on his life growing up as a skin head. He spoke to students on how he used to recruit new members to the Aryan race, and how society reinforces and accepts racism. In 1996 he choose to leave the movement and speak about racial and religious tolerance to youth. Leyden says he hopes to educate multiple groups of people in order to fight back against racism.
He is one of the few former neo-nazis that has left the movement and kept his real name, despite death threats from the group.