And that's good news — but not cause for ignoring larger patterns of injustice.
Forgiveness can get a bad rap. Especially when race is involved. In a nation built on the backs of enslaved Africans — and on the white supremacy that justified it — no interaction between a white man with power and a black man without it is ever just an isolated, inspiring story about the power of forgiveness. Yet that's the premise of Convicted: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship. continue reading >>