A black man says he has accidentally persuaded around 200 white racists to abandon the Klu Klux Klan simply by befriending them.
Blues musician Daryl Davis has travelled the US for around three decades, actively seeking out white supremacists as a hobby.
In a new documentary, out this month, the 58-year-old can be seen sitting down beside and joking with cloaked members.
“It’s a wonderful thing when you see a light bulb pop on in their heads or they call you and tell you they are quitting,” said the author, actor and lecturer.
“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.
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 20: People participate in an …