Breaking Down Barriers

Social change
Daryl Davis
Musician and Humanitarian
“Ignorance breeds fear. Fear breeds hatred. Hatred breeds destruction.”

When Daryl Davis was 10 and had bottles and rocks thrown at him whilst on a Scouts march, he thought it was because people didn't like the Scouts. It didn't cross his mind at the time that it was because he was black.

But it sparked the question that he has continued to ask throughout his life: "How can you hate me when you don't even know me?"

Daryl decided to ask an organisation whose whole premise is hating people who do not look like or believe in what they do. And so he started a lenghty communication with the leaders of the Klu Klux Klan.

This is a talk about respect, and about communicating with people who have opposing views to yours.

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