Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies. | Daryl Davis | TEDxNaperville

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A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led black musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse.
Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. As a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. He has also worked with such notables as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and many others.
In 1983, A chance occurrence after one of his performances led him to befriend a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This eventually led Daryl to become the first black author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. Today, Daryl owns numerous Klan robes and hoods, given to him by active members who became his friends and renounced the organization.
Since his journey began, Davis has joined an all-white country band, attended KKK rallies, and accepted a “certificate of friendship” from the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK. He’s even the godfather of former Klan Imperial Wizard Roger Kelly’s granddaughter.
Davis has received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards as well as numerous other local and national awards for his work in race relations, and is often sought by media outlets as a consultant on the KKK and race relations. He is also an actor with stage and screen credits, appearing in the critically acclaimed HBO police drama, The Wire, and most recently, as the subject of the documentary Accidental Courtesy, which filmed his real life encounters with Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi leaders as he helps to dismantle racism across the United States
Davis has received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards as well as numerous other local and national awards for his work in race relations, and is often sought by media outlets as a consultant on the KKK and race relations. He is also an actor with stage and screen credits, appearing in the critically acclaimed HBO police drama, The Wire, and most recently, as the subject of the documentary Accidental Courtesy, which filmed his real life encounters with Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi leaders as he helps to dismantle racism across the United States. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

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    By the way i was born in 1950 and that happened to me in 1960

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    That guy in the brown with the hat on got mad when he said that lmaoo (15:58)

  7. The_?_Kid
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    lol racism acts like people of race don't matter but last time I checked everything is matter(s)!

  8. HollyTheMage
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    The true master of Talk No Jutsu

  9. Sanku Banku
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    A Buddhist monk said "If you fuel your protest with anger instead of compassion and love, you will exhaust yourself and the protest itself will not be successful" I believe this is exactly what happened with BLM, it was a good cause but people used anger to fuel the protest instead of compassion, so it failed.

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      This is giving me a headache

  15. Vann Mann
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    Aretha Franklin sang about it. It's all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  16. Mark Klem
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    I cannot wait to see you touch the Nobel Prize.

  17. Reviosa
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    Why does the kkk even exist goodness 😑

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      I can't tell if these comments are all coming from the same person under different accounts, or if people are just spontaneously doing it as a meme.

  19. Hojune Lee
    Hojune Lee
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    So this is what it meant when it said "he's the leader of the KKK" in the DK rap

  20. Austen Cox :D
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    Im a republican and I love this man.

    1. monty mole
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      Why does your party matter

  21. Q-BD
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    Normal people: have been trying to stop racism for years Daryl: by the power of simple communication and understanding racism be gone!

  22. Andrew S
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    14:02 looks like an album cover

  23. hta
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    Basically... the wizard's pet??

  24. This Stuff
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    Who dislikes this?

  25. Bobby Ervin
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    IS this Naperville IL

  26. Qasim Khan
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    there's an imposter among us at it's finest

  27. Jadon Hale
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    This man is genuinely incredible

  28. Oliver Taylor
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    Brovo,,exelent facts.

  29. Don Cavaloñ
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    Ku Klux Kan't

  30. NyassaV
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    This story makes me wanna cry

  31. Lilbatty 2
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    Didn't Creepy Joe and Hillary hang out with a top KKKand who created the KKK the Democrats ❤🇺🇸🙏

    1. monty mole
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      Joe Biden was friends with a klansmen but that person didn’t create the klan

  32. Dean Ward
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    My God bless this man and all his family and friends

  33. Patricia Huggins
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    My dad wore the red cape in KKK he try to get me be racism I told him that I don't believe in that because God made us all no matter what color you are or where you come from we are all some we bleed the same red blood. Like Martin Luther King Jr said I got dream he was about all race not just one color and believe in God made us all the same.

  34. EEnddy
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    7,6k racists disliked this video

  35. NMM INFINITY
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    He reminds me of Carl Winslow. And he's from Chicago.

  36. Thomas Higgins
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    This story is truly incredible

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    I know this is serious and all but I kept looking at the image at 14:06 and couldn’t stop laughing for some reason

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      Seriously why do I keep seeing this everywhere

  39. Kotelypiesely Kuziak
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    Like I was saying, the KKK needs more diversity!

  40. Cap'N'Crunch
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    This guy better be remembered as an international legend 👏

  41. Eat Choochie
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    Literally lost for words

  42. Goddy Nana Mens
    Goddy Nana Mens
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    His ending lines gave me goosebumps. A very simple way of life can solve the most complex human conflicts. Just sit down, talk, listen and respect. Bravo Daryl!

  43. Stathis Myriofytou
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    This man is a madlad!

  44. גיא להב בן אלון
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    They don't hate him DESPITE not knowing him, they hate him BECAUSE they don't know him

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    I love this man he is exactly what I want from politics nowadays! Instead of fighting your “enemy” realize there is no enemy and first understand your opposition and talk with them like human beings instead of being pissy and violent!!! This guy made a KKK leader do a legit anime arc styled turnaround and it’s glorious!!! We need more people to make others see the happiness and make them good people!

  47. John Temple
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    That was really cool these democrats and liberals could really learn something from this story

  48. Jacquelinewithac
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    This is an absolutely amazing man. But does anyone know why there are these weird comments that are basically complete gibberish and then end with two words?

    1. HollyTheMage
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      I know I've seen like two of them so far. I'm almost tempted to tag them all in one comment just to see what kind of conversation would come from it.

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    I have no clue why an 11 year old child is watching this aka me

  50. Papapooper 18
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    1:44 - 1:51 not to take the seriousness out of the video, but my man barely pullin through this speech 😭

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      *s c r e a m s*

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      Why are there a lot of people making comments like this? What does this mean?

  52. daisy haberman
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    these comments are a lot less serious than i expected. i found this very insightful

  53. Edwin Kimble
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    Bless both men and there's a lot that can be gained from just simple conversation bless them both

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  57. Yes Sirr
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    This man talked at my school

    1. Yes Sirr
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  59. Julian Mulley
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    Mr. Kelly: "a man who devoted his life to oppressing others and serving the KKK for years" Daryl: no, stop pls Mr. Kelly: *Understandable, have a great day*

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    Speaks volumes about both these characters... One interested, one misguided. And they went on a journey together to become more than they were from the start.

  61. Faisal Baig
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    1. HollyTheMage
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      How much longer is this going to keep happening?

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    OMG, it’s uncle ruckus

  64. Loop the Loop
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  65. Loop the Loop
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    It's like the relationship between a dad and the pet he never wanted

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    Hey any kkk watching this I have something for you 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 We are all equal if you think other wise then die

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    talk no jutsu

  68. Diego Gianoli
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    KKK: "racism" This guy: "racismn't" KKK: "okay"

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    What

  70. Ranora
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    I think everybody can learn something for this. We create negative though on people because of ignorance and because we assume things. It is about talking and listening, everybody's actions and thoughts are from somewhere and when we listen to them we can understand. Daryl Davis is incredible.

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      I swear this comment section is getting more cursed by the hour

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    1. Jacquelinewithac
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      Why are there comments like this? What does this mean?

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    i was just watching a video my school told my class to watch and i saw this and clicked on it straight away

    1. HollyTheMage
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      Same haha (I have a reflection paper due oh god help)

  75. CJ
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    I love this man

  76. YEETTHANOS08
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    this man just told rasisim to stop and it did

  77. Billy Fishkins
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    Can you believe he got cancelled by Antifa?

  78. Gabriel Gomez
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    Secretary: don't do it he'll kill you Him: no no I want to hear what the wizard has to say

  79. Bob Bob
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    “Change Team”

  80. Victoria Davis
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    This is what we need to do right now with politics, not saying you need to change their political alignment. We just need to be able to discuss hard topics without all the name calling, and other rude comments.

  81. Tank Man
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    respect and listen to others opinions, even if you totaly disagree. all cnn and fox and the left and the right and alm and blm do is argue, they dont let the other side speak. this man also deserves a nobel peace prize lol. o yeh and his balls are half his bodyweight

  82. BadNub
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    I wish people nowadays could understand respecting people enough to be on friends and put beliefs aside.

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    1. Jacquelinewithac
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      I’ve seen many comments in a similar vain to this. May I ask what this means?

  84. Gamma Bursta
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    Man, I like this guy, what a smart individual.

  85. Lonely Dude
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    If only gen z would listen to this video

    1. ohspice
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      listening 🙃

    2. Zeez
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      Listening...

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    XXXXX

  87. Mr Me
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    Something I've never understood: 1. If they klan is a Christian organization, why are their higher ups called grand wizards and grand dragons? Isn't that occult? 2. If they are occult it would explain why that "cross" on their robes looks more like an X. 3. I heard a sermon once where a preacher referenced the Torah in saying anything hung from a tree is cursed. 4. So if the klan is occult it would explain the reason they once harmed people at churches and mean the true reason they targeted people was faith and not race. 5. Would also explain the modern push to use race conflict to go after faith.

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    ఆ ఆi love u girl.

  89. Damian Lopez
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    If you make a character and max out all the points on charisma, you get this guy.

  90. Based Farrakhan
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    There is 2 ways to deal with the klan Go in guns blazing Or go in and hug everyone

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    when you know them you cant hate them...

  92. Cleo Lambert
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    Ingat.... Ada allah....

  93. Raeshawn Hasty
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    this is like the real life version of beating undertale on pacifist mode

  94. Big Bob
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    13:57 the start of a photo gallery of “anything can be album covers” 👀👀👀

  95. Meliizak7
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    Wow great video!! God Bless You Sir!

  96. Lois Douglass-Alston
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    You must be out of your ever lovin' mind!!! WHY would you need to know 'how' they think - you KNOW how they think!!! Seeking to 'understand' racists/haters/killers is the biggest waste of one's energy that I can every imagine!! What if you'd put the same energy into understanding and empowering People of Color?? Who gives a cr*p that the KKK 'king' came to your house??? That's got to be the most moronic effort that I've witnessed!!! Out in the middle of the woods (or wherever) at a Klan rally, where they could have turned on you, strung you up, then gone after your family...BUT, you 'understand' the klansman??!!! You must be outta your mind!!!!

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      I'm so fuckin scared what does this mean

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    1. HollyTheMage
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      I am mostly just replying to these posts so that I will remember they exist

  99. vintage helen
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    ive never clicked on a video so fast

  100. Mr. O'Kane fan 321
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    This man is so brave and courageous