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Meet Daryl Davis, a Black musician who helps convince KKK members to leave Klan

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Meet Daryl Davis, a Black musician who helps convince KKK members to leave Klan

By: Chris Conte, Scripps National Correspondent   Posted at 9:58 AM, Jun 25, 2020 and last updated 3:00 PM, Jul 02, 2020

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As a jazz musician who’s traveled the world with some of the best-known artists in the industry, your first assumption might be that Daryl Davis’ claim to fame is from being on stage. But the African American racial justice activist is better known for the work he’s done over the years helping Ku Klux Klan members leave behind a life of racism and white supremacy.

It started back in the early 1990s when Davis arranged a meeting with a former wizard of the KKK. At the time, he did not know Davis was Black.

Over the years, the two forged an unlikely relationship with one another. Davis would regularly be invited to Klan rallies across the country. He didn’t agree with their message, but he wasn’t there to join the Klan, he was there to help persuade members’ opinions on race.

“You have ignorance and if you don’t cure that ignorance, that turns into fear because we fear things we don’t understand and if you don’t turn that fear, it escalates to hatred, because we hate the things that frighten us,” the 64-year-old explained.

Having spent decades with members of the KKK, Davis doesn’t argue or even get frustrated with those he meets. Instead, Davis tries to plant a seed that he nurtures and helps grow over time. That seed, he says, is breaking down barriers that exist between KKK members and African Americans.

As Davis spends time getting to known Klan members, he says that over time, many start to see him for more than the color of his skin, they see him as human.

“If you have cancer in the bone, you can’t rub topical cream on top, you have to drill to the bone and put chemo or radiation to the source. And that’s what we have to do with racism. Go to the source, which is ignorance. It’s not inherited, it’s a learned behavior,” he said.

To date, Davis has helped more than 200 Klan members leave the white supremacist group. Many send Davis their robes after they abandon the KKK. But Davis is quick to note that he never convinces anyone to leave.

“I didn’t convert anybody, but I am the impetus for over 200 people to convert themselves. I planted the seed so they could come to the conclusion that, ‘I might need to be rethinking what I’m thinking,’” he added.

As for the current state of racial unrest gripping the country, Davis sees this as a moment of reckoning where real institutional change on racism is possible.

“We have never had this many white people join in our cause. This is a major change. We are turning another page in the history of this country and we have not turned a page in a long time,” said Davis.

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Ladybird
25 minutes ago, mliff1 said:

That is cool. So, who's the white guy that's going to lead the black men out of BLM?

Show me examples of BLM kidnapping men from their families to hang them from trees, then we can talk about how these organizations are equivalent.

 

34 minutes ago, That_Guy said:

“We have never had this many white people join in our cause. This is a major change. We are turning another page in the history of this country and we have not turned a page in a long time,” said Davis.

I pray he is right.

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Mrdirt73

It is a pretty cool story.

 

And I'm not a fan of the BLM organisation, but they don't compare to the historical KKK.

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RedSoloCup
1 hour ago, mliff1 said:

That is cool. So, who's the white guy that's going to lead the black men out of BLM?

:yeahthat:

42 minutes ago, Ladybird said:

Show me examples of BLM kidnapping men from their families to hang them from trees, then we can talk about how these organizations are equivalent.

 

 

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RedSoloCup
39 minutes ago, CHANG said:

You’re right. No comparison. BLM doesn’t have that kind of patience. They’re just killing cops and civilians on sight. 

:exactly:

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Tikk

Meet Clayton Bigsby

[language warning]

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searcher
41 minutes ago, Ladybird said:

Show me examples of BLM kidnapping men from their families to hang them from trees, then we can talk about how these organizations are equivalent.

 

I pray he is right.

What this guy is doing is great and I hope he has many more success stories. I wish groups like BLM would start channeling their efforts into stopping the Black on Black killing going on. The meatheads doing this are killing more innocent Blacks every week than the Klan did in a year.

Mark

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Squirrel

One more worthless post. I really don’t care about the KKK hell the way the butt hurt flows you’d think there were huge secret KKK meetings across the country and lynchings. Guess what I know no one who even knows a KKK person or supports them. I’d be more worried about black on black killings if I was black. But as we’ve seen over and over they aren’t concerned about that and won’t even answer questions about it. So if they don’t care about large numbers of Black Death why should I care if there is even 1 death ever 10 yrs the kkk caused. I’ll go further if there are 4 black killings a year by white racists why should I care when they don’t care about the number of weekly killings in Chicago?

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Natural Selection
2 minutes ago, Squirrel said:

I’d be more worried about black on black killings if I was black. But as we’ve seen over and over they aren’t concerned about that and won’t even answer questions about it.

Democrats won't mention it until they can figure out a way to make it support their narrative.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger
2 hours ago, CHANG said:

You’re right. No comparison. BLM doesn’t have that kind of patience. They’re just killing cops and civilians on sight. 

BAM! 😁

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grimreefer
3 hours ago, CHANG said:

You’re right. No comparison. BLM doesn’t have that kind of patience. They’re just killing cops and civilians on sight. 

Give 'em time. They're both democrat clubs so they're a little slow...

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Severian
3 hours ago, Tikk said:

Meet Clayton Bigsby

[language warning]

Chappelle is a comic genius.

But how prevalent is the Klan anyway? The old joke is that at the last Klan meeting only 10 people showed up and 9 of them were FBI agents infiltrating the Klan.

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Taggart Transcontinental
4 hours ago, Ladybird said:

Show me examples of BLM kidnapping men from their families to hang them from trees, then we can talk about how these organizations are equivalent.

 

I pray he is right.

Oh? What about murders from the Black Panthers? Oh and the KKK is once again A DEMOCRAT ORGANIZATION. So YOUR PARTY created, and fostered that racism. It also created JIM CROWE laws. Not the Republican party.

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Taggart Transcontinental
3 hours ago, Tikk said:

Meet Clayton Bigsby

[language warning]

I was thinking the same thing.

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Tikk
5 minutes ago, Severian said:

Chappelle is a comic genius.

But how prevalent is the Klan anyway? The old joke is that at the last Klan meeting only 10 people showed up and 9 of them were FBI agents infiltrating the Klan.

Meanwhile:

Local ladies attend ‘Worst clam rally in history’

geniustimes

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WALKER, LA — Three local woman prepared their finest clam dishes in preparation for their first clam rally. Three hours into the event, the ladies all agreed to leave negative reviews online.

“After two hours of ‘Jews this’ and ‘blacks that,’ I realized they never once mentioned clams,” said Beth Hebert. “This was the worst clam rally I have ever been to.”
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Rock N' Roll Right Winger
2 hours ago, Severian said:

Chappelle is a comic genius.

But how prevalent is the Klan anyway? The old joke is that at the last Klan meeting only 10 people showed up and 9 of them were FBI agents infiltrating the Klan.

That's more accurate than just it being a joke!

You won't ever see the FBI infiltrating or setting up any BLM /Antifa groups or anything that's proggy infested. <_<

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Oathtaker
Posted (edited)
11 hours ago, mliff1 said:

That is cool. So, who's the white guy that's going to lead the black men out of BLM?

There’s really not much you can do with the mentally ill.

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