Many people are outraged over the deaths of black men and women at the hands of the police and others who perceive them as a threat because of their blackness. But is there a place for forgiveness in our rage? Are the two mutually exclusive? In this talk, I argue that the standard and expanded accounts of forgiveness are a burden to those who are oppressed. I argue for an ‘Outraged Forgiveness’ that focuses on justice. Outraged Forgiveness also allows the oppressed to extend compassion, express self-respect, and more importantly keep their rage.
This event is hosted by Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)