” I decided to go around the country and sit down with Klan leaders and Klan members to find out: How can you hate me when you don’t even know me? “


” I knew as much about the Klan, if not more than many of the Klan people that I interviewed. When they see that you know about their organization, their belief system, they respect you. “


” If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy – it doesn’t have to be about race, it could be about anything… you will find that you both have something in common. As you build upon those commonalities, you’re forming a relationship and as you build about that relationship, you’re forming a friendship. “


” People learn racism through dialogue. Somebody tells them about it. So if you can learn it through dialogue, you can also unlearn it through dialogue. “


” If you have an adversary, you don’t have to respect what they’re saying, but respect their right to say it. “


” The most important thing I learned is that when you are actively learning about someone else you are passively teaching them about yourself. “


” There are a lot of well meaning white liberals. And a lot of well meaning black liberals. But you know what? When all they do is sit around and preach to the choir it does absolutely no good. If you’re not a racist it doesn’t do any good for me to meet with you and sit around and talk about how bad racism is. “


” When you seek to destroy somebody, all you do is empower them, because they feel like, ‘you see? They don’t want us to have our rights to feel the way we want to feel.’ And they get more and more emboldened and more and more empowered. “


” There are many controversial topics out there – abortion, nuclear weapons, the 2nd Amendment, guns, whatever, the war in Iraq. You’re going to be on one side, somebody’s going to be on the other side. Invite those people to the table. Sit down and talk. “


” There’s a difference between being ignorant and being stupid… For me, an ignorant person is someone who makes the wrong decision or a bad choice because he or she does not have the proper facts. If you give that person the facts and the proper information you have alleviated that ignorance, and they make the right decision. “


” 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. “



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I decided to go around the country and sit down with Klan leaders and Klan members to find out: How can you hate me when you don
I knew as much about the Klan, if not more than many of the Klan people that I interviewed. When they see that you know about their organization, their belief system, they respect you.
If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy - it doesn
People learn racism through dialogue. Somebody tells them about it. So if you can learn it through dialogue, you can also unlearn it through dialogue.
If you have an adversary, you don
The most important thing I learned is that when you are actively learning about someone else you are passively teaching them about yourself.
There are a lot of well meaning white liberals. And a lot of well meaning black liberals. But you know what? When all they do is sit around and preach to the choir it does absolutely no good. If you
When you seek to destroy somebody, all you do is empower them, because they feel like,
There are many controversial topics out there - abortion, nuclear weapons, the 2nd Amendment, guns, whatever, the war in Iraq. You
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I never set out to convert anyone in the Klan. I just set out to get an answer to my question:

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