#33: Daryl Davis - Hate and Harmony
Why are we reluctant to "walk across the cafeteria" to start a conversation?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Why don't books and history tell the whole story, and where should we turn to get it?
These and other critical questions for building a harmonious world are addressed when award-winning musician and race reconciliator Daryl Davis joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.
1:00 Music is a bridge
The benefit of a global perspective
Legal desegregation took years to take effect
Attacked for being a Cub Scout?
Learning about racism at age 10
How can you hate me if you don’t know me?
7:30 Responding to injustice and hate with genuine curiosity
Breadth of experience provides perspective to moderate our responses
10:00 Books and histories did not explain hate
Meeting the head of the American Nazi Party as a high school student
The coming race war?
“Joining” the Nazi rally before the White House
The “rationalism” of white supremacy
18:00 What happens when whites become the minority in the U.S.?
What does the fear of that do to people?
Charleston, PIttsburgh, El Paso
22:30 A chance encounter with the KKK
Here was the answer to the question
28:00 We have to know who we are
Exposure to different cultures and ideologies make us broader
The five values all humans want:
Love, respect, to be heard, to be treated fairly, we want those values for our families
A missed opportunity for dialogue is a missed opportunity for conflict resolution
33:00 Meeting the Imperial Wizard of the KKK
We all feel fear of the unknown, we are all relieved when that fear is removed
We hate what we don’t understand because it frightens us
Awareness of our collective ignorance can bring us together
Education cures ignorance, which cures fear, which cures violence
48:00 What can we all do to transcend and eliminate hate?
Spend time listening to people to learn who they are
Debate doesn’t bring people together; getting to know one another as human beings does
53:45 Music contains the key
Harmony allows our differences to become a source of strength and unity
57:00 The word of the day: liminal
of, relating to, or situated at a sensory threshold : barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response
What if life had background music?
Any moment can offer the opportunity to change our lives and our world