I was no stranger to racism. Having grown up a black person in the ’60s and ’70s, I knew that prejudice was common. But I had never understood why. Sitting in that lounge with my new friend, I decided to figure it out in the only way that made sense: By getting to know those who felt hostility toward black people without ever having known any.
"I Wanted to Understand Why Racists Hated Me. So I Befriended Klansmen." is from the September 29, 2017 Outlook section of The Washington Post. It was written by Daryl Davis and narrated by Sam Scholl.
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Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.
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