Meet The Black Man Who Befriends KKK Members And Other White Supremacists

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in Lifestyle

As far as Daryl Davis is concerned, ending racism begins by talking to each other like civil adults. His book "Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan" is being re-released this spring, but you should make sure you set your DVR to your local PBS channel on February 13 when his incredible documentary airs. You can see the trailer up above. 

By the way, he's not all talk -- he's directly responsible for an estimated 30 to 40 white supremacists leaving the KKK, and he's indirectly responsible for the departure of another 200. He hasn't dismantled the KKK yet, but it's a good start.
There are 6 comments:
Male 4,102
Cool guy, cool story, kudos to everything he is doing.
Male 42,934
Wow, he has a lot of courage to even try something like that. Good for him! I do hope he has nothing to do with BLM... just because that would tarnish his work in my opinion.

If they put a plaque on that spot, it would mean people couldn't (or would be less likely to) stand on it like he did. I think it's great that it isn't roped off... let the people who know about it stand there for real.
Male 176
Good story
Male 2,059
Awesome. Civil discourse with those who you vehemently disagree with.

Interestingly enough, my liberal friends who went to Trump's Inauguration and the Women's March had very similar experiences. During the inauguration they were hugging Trump supporters and having civil debates, and didn't even know about the violent protests happening a few miles away. During the women's march they also met counter-protesters, and had some discussions and debates that didn't descend into violence or yelling.

I think a lot of people are sick and tired of violent rhetoric. They're OK disagreeing without becoming bitter enemies of one another.
Male 6,157
bliznik I live in Seattle where people are nice to a fault. The hoodlums who caused trouble at the WTO protests were anarchists, mostly from Oregon. The people who caused trouble in DC were more than likely anarchists also. As soon as they arrested the jerks who were damaging property the protests became quite peaceful.