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The Curious Case of Black Rage and the Forgiving Heart

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
4:00 AM
3222 Angell Hall

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)