Pledge against hate

Tomorrow, on Boston Common, there will be a “free speech” rally, which is a code word for white supremacists like the ones in Charlottesville last weekend. The organizers were issued a license for 100 people. The Boston Globe estimates 20,000 to 30,000 counter-protesters will arrive. I’ll be among them.

Today, I made an additional pledge, which will turn into a $1/donation per white supremacist who shows up. The funds will be donated to 10 different organizations, including Life After Hate, which is an organization that tries to counsel extremists who want to change their lifestyle. I love how cheeky the campaign is, modeled after one in Germany that Vice featured a few years ago.

[Edit: The actual count was just 50 Nazis.]

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