Daryl Davis for the Nobel Peace Prize

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Daryl Davis

I nominate Daryl Davis for the Nobel Peace prize. This is the one and only way to combat racism, through one on one engagement, human being to human being, in a civilized, respectful, but firm way.

There is a profile of him in the UK’s The Independent. Here’s the money quote:

I never set out to convert anyone in the Klan. I just set out to get an answer to my question: ‘How can you hate me when you don’t even know me’.

“I simply gave them a chance to get to know me and treat them the way I want to be treated.

“They come to their own conclusion that this ideology is no longer for them.

“I am often the impetus for coming to that conclusion and I’m very happy that some positivity has come out of my meetings and friendships with them.”

There is apparently a documentary about him in the works called Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

As enjoyable and entertaining as it might be, venting your moral outrage on the Facebook is going to do exactly nothing. Just stop it.