This Man Spent Decades Befriending KKK Members. Hundreds Have Left the Group Because of HimBY BENNY JOHNSON3 DAYS AGOSHAREDISCUSSScreenshot/“Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America”There are many headlines in the news today about fighting white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan with violence.However, decades ago 58-year-old Blues musician Daryl Davis learned the most effective way to get a Klansman to give up his hood: friendship.Daryl Davis has a unique hobby.In his spare time, he befriends white supremacists. Lots of them. Hundreds. He goes to where they live. Meets them at their rallies. Dines with them in their homes. He gets to know them because, in his words, “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me? Look at me and tell me to my face why you should lynch me.”Screenshot/VimeoScreenshot/VimeoScreenshot/VimeoScreenshot/VimeoScreenshot/VimeoHe also is a collector of KKK robes. He collects them as souvenirs when KKK members decide to give up on racism because of his friendship.Davis, a Christian, has met with white supremacists for three decades. He never tries to convert the Klansmen. He simply becomes friends with them and they give up the KKK on their own. According to an interview with The Independent, Davis is “happy” to be friends with former Klansmen: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. 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.They come to their own conclusion that this ideology is no longer for them.I am often the impetus for coming to that conclusion and I’m very happy that some positivity has come out of my meetings and friendships with them.Not all are fans of Davis’s tactics. The musician receives deep criticism from some African-American leaders who call him “Uncle Tom” and “Oreo.” According to an interview with The Atlantic:He also asked, “Have you ever gotten criticism from black folks?”“Of course,” Davis replied. “Absolutely. Not black people who are friends of mine, who know me and understand where I’m coming from. Some black people who have not heard me interviewed or read my book jump to conclusions and prejudge me … I’ve been called Uncle Tom. I’ve been called an Oreo.” It doesn’t sway him:I had one guy from an NAACP branch chew me up one side and down the other, saying, “you know, we’ve worked hard to get ten steps forward. Here you are sitting down with the enemy having dinner, you’re putting us twenty steps back.”I pull out my robes and hoods and say, “look, this is what I’ve done to put a dent in racism. I’ve got robes and hoods hanging in my closet by people who’ve given up that belief because of my conversations sitting down to dinner. They gave it up. How many robes and hoods have you collected?” And then they shut up.Collecting the hoods of Klansmen who give up their racist beliefs is an incredible result for Davis.Davis’s story can be seen in the film “Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
The madness seems to have reached Spain … My heart goes out to the innocent people involved and their families …
Barbara Streisand is one of many legendary, high-profile celebrities who openly oppose Donald Trump. The multi-talented actress and singer just wrote a piece for the Huffington Post that slammed Trump into oblivion.
Her assessment of Trump’s presidency couldn’t have been more spot on. She wrote:
“There’s a narcissistic fraud in the White House. An angry, hollow, vindictive man is running the country. What bottomless emotional need does he have for acclaim? It is hard to know where his rampant narcissism ends and serious mental problems ensue. He lies prodigiously and for no reason except he obviously has an unclear vision of what the truth is.”
After her epic opener, she continued:
“Is his narcissism the driving force behind his lies? Look no further than the lobbies at seven of his golf courses, where he has hung fake Time Magazine covers with made-up headlines of effusive praise for himself.
What a bizarre intersection between vanity and fraud. That is a president whose cabinet officials obsequiously offer tribute to his greatness while cameras roll. What is next, Dear Leader… a new haircut?”
Streisand added, “Keith Olbermann has taken to calling our Commander in Chief, #FakePresident. One could almost hear his unrequited search for legitimacy when he said, “I’m president and you’re not” to the media. You can hear the singsong of a child saying, “lalalalala!” There was also his stunt forWWE when he faked a body slam, which of course was later repurposed into a tweet he shared with a CNN logo over his opponent’s face. While he fit quite nicely into this WWE world of fake entertainment, what case of arrested development is it to retweet this? Is he 12?”
The legendary actress concluded:
“This is the Trump presidency. He will not grow in the office. Does his vindictiveness stem from Obama teasing him at the White House Correspondents Dinner over the “birther” insanity? As Charles Blow so perfectly put it, “Trump wants to be Obama — held in high esteem. But, alas, Trump is Trump.” His approval rating is underwater. A full 20 percent of his first five months in office has been spent golfing instead of learning about policy. He watches cable TV and then tweets in a rage. He lacks the temperament to fulfill his role. For all his ranting about fake news and fake media… the truth is, he is the fake president.”
WOW MAURICE YOU SURE YOU LOVE TRUMP?
…Barcelona van crash: Two feared dead in apparent ‘terror attack’ after van plows into a crowd of pedestrians in Las Ramblas Yahoo News UK 59 minutes ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet EmailPolice officers tell members of the public to leave the scene in Barcelona. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Two people have reportedly been killed and many more are injured after a van ploughed into a crowd of people in the centre of Barcelona in a terror attack.Police on the ground have asked people to evacuate the popular Las Ramblas tourist area.Police have confirmed the incident is a terror attack.Pictures from the scene showed police helping people injured in what has been described as a ‘massive crash’.At least one person thought to be an attacker has fled on foot to a nearby Turkish restaurant close to the incident.Reuters news agency is reporting two people are dead, although only one person has so far been confirmed killed.People are now taking shelter in local shops and cafes, according to local reports.Video of the scene shows police officers evacuated the area.Reports say that a Spanish passport was found inside the van.The area has now been cordoned off and local metro stations are closed.One eyewitness said: “We have seen people lying on the ground, the police told us to leave quickly.”Eyewitness Ethan Spibey told Sky News: ‘It was real chaos, people started running, screaming. There was a loud bang.’Another witness, Aamer Anwar said: “All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids.“Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back.”Photos posted online show emergency services helping victims.In recent weeks, threatening graffiti against tourists has appeared in Barcelona, which draws at least 11 million visitors a year.In one video released under the slogan “tourism kills neighbourhoods”, several hooded individuals stopped a tourist bus in Barcelona, slashed the tyres and spray-painted the windscreen.Since July 2016 a number of vehicles have been driven into crowds in a series of attacks across Europe, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm.Las Ramblas is a popular shopping street in the centre of Barcelona and one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations.
Neo-Nazis Slowly Realize This Small Town Totally Punked Themby Adam Albright-Hanna Share November 24, 2013ShareClick me! ShareClick me!Share this on Facebook?In preparation for an upcoming neo-Nazi march in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, local residents decided to fight back in a hilariously perfect way: by sponsoring each of the 250 fascist participants. According to Heeb Magazine, “For every metre they walked, €10 went to a programme called EXIT Deutschland, which helps people escape extremist groups.”The anti-semitic walkers didn’t figure out the town’s scheme until they had already started their march, and by that time, it was too late to turn back. The end result? The neo-Nazis raised more than $12,000 to fund programs to put an end to neo-Nazis,white supremacists like donald fart and maurice ego.
Trump to chew long piece of grass while holding shotgun across his shoulders17-08-17DONALD Trump is to conduct the rest of ‘presidency’ while balancing a shotgun across the back of his neck and chewing on a piece of grass.Unveiling his ‘Redneck Agenda’, Trump appeared on the White House balcony, accompanied by a burly, toothless man named Maurice’ and his daughter Ivanka, who he revealed was also his new wife.Trump and ‘MAURICE’ then fired their shotguns at a crowd of fleeing journalists.Meanwhile, Trump has purchased an old hunting dog named ‘Kaiser’ who will become the new Vice President at a banjo-accompanied swearing-in ceremony later today.The White House confirmed Trump will spend most of his time wandering around Washington DC asking tourists ‘if they are from around here’ and questioning anyone ‘who looks a bit A-rab’ .A spokesman added: “He may also tell you that you have a ‘pretty mouth’. So watch out for that.”