Jun 24, 2020
This episode is a rebroadcast from March 2017.
“If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy, you will
find you have something in common,” said Daryl Davis. “If you spend
10 minutes, you’ll find you even have more in common. And the more
you find that you have in common and build upon those things, the
less the things that you have in contrast will begin to matter,
like skin color.”
Since the early 90s, Davis, a black man, has taken up the
curious pastime of befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. The
result? He has dozens of Klan robes at his home that were given to
him by former Klan members who shed their racist beliefs after
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we
explore how open dialogue and debate have shown Davis a path toward
a more tolerant future.