Former skinhead teaches compassion to kids

Today the memories of the savage attacks he made on people haunt him like a ghost, he says. But now he is a different man, an open-minded person who admires his diverse colleagues and friends.


He’s also cofounder of Life After Hate (LAH), which publishes an online magazine about “noble human qualities – patience, forgiveness, compassion.”


Michaels tells his story to young people, hoping to promote the notion of basic human goodness. “If a kid goes to school and bullies someone every day, they’re going to grow apt at being mean,” he says. “We use our stories to illustrate that escalation.”



By The Christian Science Monitor