This Former Anti-Gay Racist Turned Her Life Around and Now Travels the World Combating Far-Right Extremism
Angela King lived her life rooted in hate. That hate eventually led King to serving three years prison for robbing a Jewish-owned business. It was behind bars she saw the error of her ways, according to NBC Miami.
Growing up King was surrounded by racism. King said her parents warned her to never bring home a black person.
“I was raised in a household where I was taught racism and homophobia from as early as I can remember,” King said.
In high school she got mixed up with the wrong crowd.
“I ran into a group of newly recruited racist skinheads,” King said. “Initially, I mistook the disgust people had for them for respect. They would walk down the halls of the school and people would get out of the way. It was really obvious people were afraid of them. They didn’t mess with them. And, I enjoyed that feeling.”
Kings believed every racist stereotype out there. She called black people “lazy,” Jewish people “greedy” and said the entire LGBTQ community was an “abomination.”
While in jail she was surprised that the other inmates treated her with dignity and respect, and thus began her life transformation.