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Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Daryl Davis is an R&B and blues musician, activist, author, actor and bandleader. He also is the author of "Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan". Davis eventually went on to befriend over 20 members of the KKK, and has been directly responsible for between 40 and 60, and indirectly over 200 people leaving the Klan. He found that the Klansmen had many misconceptions about blacks, which stem mostly from intense brainwashing in their youth. When they got to know him it was more difficult to maintain their prejudices.

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For those my age and older, we all remember the bombing of a church that killed four little girls. What you didn't hear was that afterwards many kluckers became informants for the FBI. Evil is never appealing to any but the most hateful.

#1 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-02-04 11:41 AM | Reply

When I was in high school many of my friends engaged with white supremacy. It was fascinating to see they didn't give up their minority friends during this phase of their lives. They didn't see the racism as relevant to their friendships. They hated black people, but their black friends were cool. I am sad to say that some of them landed in juvenile detention before they left that lifestyle.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-05 11:42 AM | Reply

I say Daryl Davis on Ted talks some time back. He did a complete walk through of his first encounter with racism as a child to trying to understand the molecular structure behind it.. Amazing guy and he did some amazing things with the Klan leaders. It's a must watch.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-02-05 07:26 PM | Reply

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