The soul of a white nationalist

From Herald Tribune . com  November 23, 2018

As the sun set on May 24 2013, Derek Black walked across the stage at New College’s graduation, and I handed him his diploma. Soon thereafter, he renounced his white supremacist views, and his position as heir apparent to the leadership of the white nationalist movement.

Though I had only been at New College for a year, I was quite certain what led to Black’s conversion. Black was smart, and a New College education is transformative. No doubt the close interaction Black had with faculty members and the rigorous courses that he took easily trumped the crackpot ideas into which he’d been indoctrinated.

How uninformed I was.

Read President O’Shea’s entire article here.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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