Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

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Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. Though primarily known as an accomplished musician who has performed all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, in his spare time he likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. Daryl has built his relationships person by person and his campaign has proved remarkably effective. Many members of the KKK he has connected with have been forced to reconsider their beliefs, with some even leaving the organization as a result.

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  • Davis' insistence on shaking hands and showing respect - the opposite of the behavior you see on Twitter - patiently chips away at the KKK's preconceptions about race.

    Jan 7, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

    MTV
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  • He tells his audience, "Always keep the lines of communication with your antagonist open," because "if you're talking, you're not fighting."

    Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The glimpses we get of these friendly encounters are mostly unilluminating beyond their novelty, underscoring the truth that some of these guys are more isolated, fearful, and clueless than truly gripped by hate.

    Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • To a surprising degree, Davis has managed to make a few personal inroads into the white nationalist swamp.

    Dec 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • It may lack focus in its approach to its subject, but Davis' compelling character and powerful message keep the audience engaged.

    Dec 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Well timed for an election year even more charged with divisive rhetoric than usual, "Accidental Courtesy" offers an entertaining and inspirational message of rapprochement ...

    Apr 4, 2016 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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