Daryl Davis is a Black-American R&B and blues musician, author, actor, Lecturer and activist. One of his works is that he goes out and befriends the KKK. He tried to offer them a hand of friendship. He tries to show them a peaceful way, and also tries to show them that being friends with a black man is possible. He has helped many Klan Members quit because they eventually came to know Daryl and care about him. Over 200 Klan members has been affected by this man.
He recently released a Documentary called "Accidental Courtesy" which is pretty much about his journey into befriending the KKK. It's out on Netflix, I would recommend it. But many people on the Left, Especially minorities like Latinos and Blacks or Black Lives Matter think he's an Uncle Tom, Coon or Race Traitor for doing so.
If you watch the Documentary there's even a scene where Daryl Davis is having a discussion with BLM activist and they basically tell him to fuck himself, to never come back to the hood, he's a traitor and a white man worshiper, and that he's basically too weak on white people.
When you look at Daryl Davis work, his philosophy is based on his question "How can you hate me, when you don't even know me?" Which is part of his motivation to befriend his enemies, but also he adopts a lot from Martin Luther King Jr., he comes from a place of Friendship, Compassion, Love, Forgiveness. He believes in freedom of speech and defends the Klan's right to their speech even though he disagrees.
This is odd because people on the left, minorities, BLM claim to respect Martin Luther King Jr. and yet they hates a black man that based his whole philosophy on Martin Luther King Jr. What are your thoughts on this?
Most Helpful Girl
he can be friends with whoever he wants0
Most Helpful Guy
how do we know these people are on the left? this are just youtube commenters.
but as a black guy i see nothing wrong with it. it seems to me he is trying to use personal connections to erase intolerance and hate. i know i've been able to show people a different point of view to consider in life just by having a discourse with them
but don't be prejudice to say that BLM or people on the left are doing bla bla bla... that's just as prejudice as the commenters0