Netflix Must Watch – Accidental Courtesy
The essential question that Daryl Davis asks in the documentary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America is “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?”. That question drives the film, and is the basis for every conversation he has with KKK members, White Nationalist leaders, Black Lives Matter founders and everyone else he comes across. Like most powerful documentaries, Accidental Courtesy is equal parts fascinating and infuriating. Davis wholeheartedly believes in the power of communication, and rather than sitting down with people who share his world view, he’s made it his life’s mission to meet people who’s beliefs are the opposite of his. In order to fulfill that mission, he’s had to meet with some truly dangerous people, and most of those interviews are included in this documentary. This is an especially important film now that we live in the age of Trump, as racism and hatred have been thrust to the forefront of our society. Accidental Courtesy is currently streaming on Netflix, and it’s an absolute must watch.