Is it a good idea to try to make friends with white supremacists as a black man?
Yes, man. After all, is there a better way to get closer to each other than talking to each other?
Daryl Davis is great blues musician who has played alongside legends like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Yet, by now, he is probably better known for his longtime hobby of making friends with white supremacists.
According to The Independent Davis has spent years traveling across the US forging friendships with members of the Ku Klux Klan and similar hate groups. He claims that due to his efforts about 200 people have renounced their membership in the KKK. Some have even given Davis their ceremonial robes and hoods as a gesture to signify their departure from the group.
Davis’ unique quest is now the subject of a new documentary called “Accidental Courtesy.” The Facebook page says the film will be available to stream on demand starting in January 2017. In the meantime, check out the trailer: