We are told to "lean in," to stop saying “just,” to quit apologizing. But not all of us have that privilege. And maybe we shouldn’t be the ones changing anyway.
Frat boy Levi Pettit isn't sorry. Neither is the Bloomsburg U's baseball player who called 13-year-old Little League phenom Mo'Ne Davis a "slut." So why are we expected to forgive them?
Yesterday, the SAE brother held a press conference, flanked by local Black leaders, to ask forgiveness for his racist activities. This writer offers a searing annotation to his canned speech.
When the writer’s 8-year-old does something hurtful to a neighbor, she wonders whether he is old enough to appreciate the true meaning of "I'm sorry."
The blatant bigotry of The Economist and Atlanta Hawks’ Bruce Levenson are just the latest examples of Malcolm X’s declaration about the place of Black people in American society.
We can't stop saying that dreaded phrase, even when we know we shouldn't. So why do we keep doing it?