Apr 19, 2022 • 1HR 1M

Daryl Davis on why you should make friends with your enemies

I spoke with Daryl Davis about racism, changing minds, and the impact of social media censorship

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Meghan Murphy
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Daryl Davis is a musician who has traveled the world, learning much in the process about ignorance, bigotry, and the value of talking to those different than you. He famously managed to convert around 200 neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and members of the Ku Klux Klan by engaging with them, and asking them questions about their views. Recently, Daryl partnered with Minds, an alternative social media platform committed to free speech. In March, the Change Minds initiative published "The Censorship Effect: An analysis of the consequences of social media censorship and a proposal for an alternative moderation model," co-authored by Minds founder, Bill Ottman, and Daryl Davis. I spoke with Daryl recently about racism in America, why you should make friends with your enemies, and the impact of social media censorship.