Daryle Lamont Jenkins

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Daryle Lamont Jenkins
Daryle Lamont Jenkins, One People's Project.jpg
Daryle Lamont Jenkins in Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 17, 2018
Born (1968-07-22) July 22, 1968 (age 51)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActivist
EmployerOne People's Project
Political partyIndependent

Daryle Lamont Jenkins (born July 22, 1968) is an American political activist, best known for founding One People's Project, an organization based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jenkins serves as its Executive Director.

Early life[edit]

Jenkins was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in nearby Somerset, New Jersey. He graduated from Franklin High School and served in the United States Air Force.[1] Upon returning from the service, he became a part of the punk rock scene, producing two public access programs about the scene as well as political activism, which caused some conflict with his position as a reporter and an editor for local newspapers.[2]

Career[edit]

Jenkins has been documenting and writing about right wing individuals and organizations since 1988, while he was still serving in the Air Force as a police officer.[3] In 2000, he founded One People's Project out of a counter-protest to a rally in Morristown, New Jersey by Richard Barrett of the Nationalist Movement,[4] and the organization gained a reputation of publicly documenting hate groups, and their activities, a practice known today as doxing.[5] In addition, Jenkins has also gained a reputation for helping neo-Nazis leave those circles behind,[6] among them Bryon Widner, whose story was featured in the documentary Erasing Hate which has been turned into a feature-length motion picture titled Skin starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga and Mike Colter playing Jenkins. The movie made its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival,[7][8] and was released on June 27, 2019 through DirecTV Cinema before being released on July 26, 2019, by A24.[9]

While One People's Project and Jenkins had gained some notoriety over the years, it was not until real estate tycoon Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency and eventual victory that put him, the organization and the entire Antifa movement into the spotlight.[10][11] Jenkins has appeared on numerous television news programs, articles and documentaries, notably The Montel Williams Show, A Current Affair, the Rachel Maddow Show and on AM Joy with Joy Reid. In 2018, the documentary Alt-Right: Age of Rage, which features Jenkins confronting White Nationalist Richard Spencer, premiered at South by Southwest.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Daryle Lamont Jenkins, One People's Project. Accessed July 22, 2019. "Recent movies like Alt Right- Age of Rage and the Academy Award-nominated short film Skin have shown some of the work done by our founder Daryle Lamont Jenkins. Born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in nearby Somerset, New Jersey, graduating from Franklin High School."
  2. ^ "Daryle Lamont Jenkins is Speaking at James Madison University – Idavox". idavox.com.
  3. ^ "Is It OK to Dox a Nazi? Antifascists Think So".
  4. ^ "BIG RUCKUS OVER TINY N.J. HATE-GROUP RALLY". 5 July 2000.
  5. ^ Nuzzi, Olivia (6 November 2015). "The Black Man Confronting White Supremacists on Their Own Turf" – via www.thedailybeast.com.
  6. ^ "Showing Hate an Open Door". 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald to star in Neo-Nazi drama 'Skin'".
  8. ^ "'Skin': Toronto Review". Screen Daily.
  9. ^ "'Skin' Trailer: Jamie Bell Stars As Conflicted White Supremacist Seeking Redemption".
  10. ^ Goldberg, Michelle. "One Antifa Leader Has Stepped Up to Explain the Shadowy Group's Violent Tactics to the World".
  11. ^ ""White supremacists are more afraid of us than we are of them."".
  12. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (7 March 2018). "'Alt-Right: Age Of Rage' Clip: SXSW Docu Explores Battle Between The Left And Right In Trump's America".

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