Colorado resident Michael Kent recently sat down at a tattoo parlor in Colorado Springs to have his swastikas covered up. Follow reporter Michael Koenigs @MikeOnABikeABC for more profile pieces.
Kent, a former neo-Nazi, credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white supremacy.
“If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.”
Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces.
“I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier said.
Added Kent, “When you wake up and see a smiley face, you’re going to go to work and you’re going to smile.”
PHOTO: Former skinhead Michael Kent gives his former parole officer Tiffany Whittier a hug after she surprises him at his home.ABC News
Former skinhead Michael Kent gives his former parole officer Tiffany Whittier a hug after she surprises him at his home.more +
Kent now works full-time on a chicken farm in Colorado, where all his co-workers are Hispanic.
“Before all this, I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that wasn’t white,” said Kent. “[Now] we have company parties, or they have quinceañeras, I’m the only white guy there!”
Redemption Ink, a national non-profit that offers free removals of hate-related tattoos, helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in Colorado to begin the 15-hour process of covering his swastikas. The sterile environment is new to Kent who had his previous ink work done in prison.
“I’ve never, never, never been inside of a tattoo shop getting a professional tattoo,” he said.
Kent believes the painful process will help him move forward after spending years as a member of a violent skinhead group based in Arizona. As a father of two young children, Kent also hopes his children will see the world differently.
“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.”
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haaaa! der und ein nationalsozialist, dass ich nicht lache! ein elender untreuer scheisshaufen ist er und sonst nichts! NS hatt nichts mit “gangleben“ zu tun aber das schnallen diese arschlöcher einfach nicht! kein wunder den diese amerikanische gesellschaft ist einfach nur ein einziger riesen scheisshaufen!!!
Never understood why neo-braindeads get swasticas tattooed. Hitler would have sent them all to a fucking gas or fire chamber. Before idolising the shit fest that the nazism is .. do some reserach on its background.
People saying that Nazism is not racist.. Pls, go do some research!
1st - They considered Aryan Race above other races. This is racism.
2nd - When someone from Europe have a darker skin color they called it as blood pollution, due to mixing with african races. This is racism.
3rd - They considered Slavs as sub-race. This is racism.
4th - They considered Jews as not Aryan due to distinct heritage from German people. So they were inferior. This is fucking racism for God's sake.
Europe belongs to white Europeans, and mass-immigration is a crime against the European population. Everyone in the world avoids the black neighbourhood because people are concerned about their safety and even liberals know not to visit black neighbourhoods, and certainly not live there, despite all the bullshit they talk.
Mexicans have their own country and should not be able to illegally cross the border. There are thousands of cases involving black people targetting white people, including children in the United States, torturing them to death, removing bodyparts, setting them on fire, and YOU DONT KNOW A SINGLE WHITE VICTIMS NAME, but you all know about Trayvon Martin, because media hides these absolute horrifying crimes systematicly, and judges refuses to lable them hate crimes.
White South Africans get their house broken into by black people who cuts grandmothers, children etc in half, (google the photos and stories if you dont believe me), and white south africans are facing full genocide. This is the reality of the situation and most white people wont wake up until its too late.
A video of some low IQ retard removing his trashy tattoos is not touching the reality of race anywhere substantial, this is just feel good piece for retarded drones.
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