In 2014, there was a shooting outside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas – a suburb of Kansas City. The gunman was a white supremacist and the former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. He picked this location because he was sure he would find Jewish children preparing for a talent show.
The gunman killed three people, none of whom were actually Jewish.
Of the three people killed, two of them were related to Mindy Corporon. One was her 14 year-old son, Reit. The other was her father, a practicing physician, who took his grandson to the audition. Mindy was supposed to meet them there. When she arrived at the scene, her life changed forever.
Since then, Mindy has been working to spread a message of peace and kindness that spans every religious background, but she’s also become more familiar with the rise of white supremacists. She’s trying to understand why people are doing this and to prevent others from following in their footsteps.
For the season finale of Majority 54, here is my conversation with Mindy Corporon about turning the tide of White Nationalism.
Produced by Brock Wilbur