Black Man Has Convinced Hundreds To Leave KKK By Becoming Their Friends

Written by Gavin Lee
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How would you react if you were put in a room with a member of a hate group determined to wipe your race off the planet? Well in Daryl Davis’ experience, you should just extend a hand and talk to them. That’s what he’s been doing for 30 years while meeting Ku Klux Klan members all across America.

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Davis is a musician, actor and author who has played with music legends Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Starting in the ‘80s, he’s travelled across the country to meet as many members of the KKK and other white supremacist groups while asking the question ‘How can you hate me, if you don’t even know me?’.

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During his self-proclaimed ‘quest’, he’s made hundreds of friendships and apparently caused over two hundred members to denounce their racist ways. Instead of fighting them with violence, he’s speaking to them calmly and trying to befriend the person underneath the bigoted ideals.

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In a documentary released in early December called ‘Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America’, David is seen shaking hands with various Klan members as well as Jeff Schoep, chairman of the National Socialist Movement - a neo-Nazi organization out of Michigan. Instead of immediately coming to blows (something Davis admits has happened more than once during his travels), Schoep laughs with him over things like peanut butter.

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During his self-proclaimed ‘quest’, he’s made hundreds of friendships and apparently caused over two hundred members to denounce their racist ways. Instead of fighting them with violence, he’s speaking to them calmly and trying to befriend the person underneath the bigoted ideals.

In a documentary released in early December called ‘Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America’, David is seen shaking hands with various Klan members as well as Jeff Schoep, chairman of the National Socialist Movement - a neo-Nazi organization out of Michigan. Instead of immediately coming to blows (something Davis admits has happened more than once during his travels), Schoep laughs with him over things like peanut butter.

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