On Thursday afternoon white supremacist Richard Spencer gave a speech at the University of Florida. After the speech a black man approached a Nazi and hugged him.
The name of the black man is Aaron Alex Courtney. He approached the young Nazi, Randy Furniss, who was being surrounded by protesters who were screaming at him and punching him. When Courtney got close to him he hugged him and asked, ““Why don’t you like me, dog?” Courtney told the New York Daily News, “I could have hit him, I could have hurt him … but something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love.’”
Instead of going with violence, Courtney asked, ‘Why do you hate me? What is it about me? Is it my skin color? My history? My dreadlocks?” The Nazi continued to beat around the bush and to avoid the questions. Courtney continued to ask the question and pleaded with him while on the brink of tears.
Per Daily Wire:
Furniss averted his eyes, but Courtney was insistent. He said later, “I reached over and the third time, he wrapped his arms around me, and I heard God whisper in my ear, ‘You changed his life.’”
When Courtney asked again, “Why do you hate me?” the man replied, “I don’t know.” Courtney said, “I believe that was his sincere answer. He really doesn’t know.”
Courtney concluded, “It’s a step in the right direction. One hug can really change the world. It’s really that simple.”
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What an incredible moment. Kudos to this young man for standing up and facing racism head on.