I was a member of a group before. Though nothing extreme was really done. It was basically convincing speeches, writting graffitis on walls and trying to get as many as possible in join in. If someone spoke against it or wanted to quit, he/she would be excluded and branded as a traitor.
I've been involved since I was 9. An older relative got me included and for a long time I saw nothing wrong.
Something happened (won't go into details) and it's been already 2 years since getting out of the group. I have no intentions of ever going back nor becoming like them again.
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- Yes, as long as it's in the past and you changed ok38%(12)50%(36)Vote60%(24)
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Most Helpful Guy
There was a man in the sixties (I forget his name) who was part of the KKK, he was an extreme member he hated all black people. His son was going to a school that got a new black principle, he had one of the black mothers do something in the school I can't recall what the job was exactly but this man hated the thought and stated to the principle that he wasn't happy about him being there and sure as hell wasn't going to let "niggers" teach his son and dictate what he can and cannot do. So the principle called him out told him fine, he could work with the woman as well. So he did. Long story short after a year of working with her he quit the Clan, and became an active campaigner for reforms. He was awarded multiple times for all of his work in civil rights activism. The fact is people change. If they change for the better to hold their past against them is to essentially condone it because you refuse to let them deviate from that path thus encouraging them to continue down it. So no, I see no issue so long as the person has changed.1
Most Helpful Girl
You were 9 years old, and practically indoctrinated into it. Can't really blame you for that, I'm just happy you saw the light, and that no one was hurt. I'd date someone who had genuinely changed and become a different person.1