A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America
On November 12, 1988, a group of Portland, Oregon, skinheads known as East Side White Pride encountered three Ethiopians in a street fight, resulting in the brutal death of Mulugeta Seraw.
For award-winning journalist Elinor Langer, the Seraw case is the launchpad for a thorough investigation of the Nazi-inspired racist movement in the United States. She vividly reconstructs the world of the skinheads: their origins in the punk scene, their basement shrines to Nazi power, their moments of glory on Oprah and Geraldo. She examines the long-standing radical groups that encouraged the movement, tracking the progress of such powerful figures as White Aryan Resistance leader Tom Metzger through key bastions of the Far Right. In gripping detail, she follows civil-rights lawyer Morris Dees's efforts to prove Metzger responsible for the Portland killing-a sensational campaign to curb the growth of neo-Nazism.
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Langer (Josephine Herbst) presents a detailed account of the 1988 murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Scraw in Portland, OR. Three young skinheads with ties to the white racist moment were ... Read full review
Sorry to say this but this person got at least the facts about the Portland punk band Lockjaw wrong. I being the lead singer, and quite the left wing liberal at that, can attest to the fact that we were not a right wing conservative band. However there was one right wing(sort of) conservative member. Dell Murray at the time was or seemed to be that way but most of what he did was just to shock people and get attention for the band. However misplaced that was he is today from what I understand an animal activist and a family man with I believe to children.
Many misconceptions still float around about Lockjaw. If the person who wrote this article or book would like an interview with actual members so some clarification can be made I would be glad to oblige. This is just hearsay accounts and this person obviously has a biased opinion. True there was violence at some of our shows but far more violence when bands like Black Flag or Suicidal Tendencies came to town. Get your facts straight before you print such inflammatory remarks please .
About This Book
THE DEATH OF MULUGETA SERAW 4 The Skinheads Afternoon
From Ethiopia to Portland
Girls Night Out
An Ethiopian Farewell Party
THE CASE AT LAW 31 Exclusion
In the Skinhead Camp
A Moral Panic
CAKES AND CAUSES 37 The Morris Dees Story
Engedaw Berhanu Honors His Nephew
Back Where They Started
The Death of Mulugeta Seraw
Engedaw Berhanu Gets the News
UNDERGROUND 12 A Skinhead Apartment
ARYAN UPDATE 19 Aryan Update
A HUNDRED LITTLE HITLERS 25 Alliance
The Personal and the Political
Dave in Portland
More Adventures of Dave Mazzella
I Relish ItAlmost
Still More Adventures of Dave Mazzella
Metzgers Racism Goes on Trial
THE TRIAL OF TOM METZGER 43 The Setting
Tom Metzgers Defense
History and Law Revisited