His name is Corey Fleischer. He started off in Montreal taking a power washer and some soap and removing hate speech graffiti around his city. Now, he heads the Erasing Hate movement.
It started when Corey was driving and he saw somebody had graffitied a swastika. Being Jewish, he took serious offense to that, so Corey grabbed his power washer and went back to that location and literally .. erased it from the wall.
He had an overwhelming urge to continue removing the racist and antisemitic messages.
He did this by himself for about 5 years. He says he quit doing all of his normal recreational activities to focus on power washing away the hate speech around his city. Corey says it is an addiction he has.
Eventually, people around Montreal caught on and would contact him with information about other spots that needed removal.
Even if someone contacted Erasing Hate from outside the city, Corey would contract locally to get the graffiti taken care of. It doesn’t matter if he has to foot the bill either.
Fast forward to today, Corey and his Erasing Hate network are trying to get an app that can be used to report locations of hate speech and eventually, he wants to make his way to Europe to remove graffiti that has been around for far too long.
Here's how this man is fighting hate around the world armed with just a power washer
Posted by NowThis on Sunday, January 28, 2018
Saturday was Holocaust Remembrance Day.