Sia☺giah
Another look at it, by a black writer, that isn't condemnation
Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:32pm
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/opinions/liam-neeson-interview-racism-courage-joseph/index.html

I agree with the writer... The story is often cringeworthy, but there IS redemption and what seems to be honest shame for such feelings, combined with an apology. That courage in admitting his old shame deserves some redemption, NOT condemnation.

If there is EVER going to be racial harmony in this world, it will happen after people who harbor racist feelings are ABLE to acknowledge them, seek to change them, and are NOT condemned for it throughout, but especially after the process. No one is going to own up if condemnation is the price of their honesty and search for a better way.

  • The Crucifixion of Liam Neesongreenman, Tue Feb 5 9:06pm
    The star of stage and screen recently made an embarrassing and, under current social strictures, possibly suicidal admission - forty years ago a female friend was raped by a black guy, and Neeson had ... more
    • Another look at it, by a black writer, that isn't condemnation — Sia☺giah, Tue Feb 5 10:32pm
      • Agreedgreenman, Wed Feb 6 2:51pm
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        • across dozens of "hysterical reactions" that could easily have colored MY interpretation of the situation because the hysterical reactions didn't include the WHOLE story. Millions of folks who don't... more
          • Oh yeah, no doubtgreenman, Wed Feb 6 3:07pm
            What Neeson did was wrong, and sounds pretty awful out-of-context. What irks me so much these days is that people don't question, they just join the nearest online mob and wave their torch or their... more
    • admitting that 40 years ago, he reacted "that badly" to a friend's rape. Would he have given a white guy a pass for it? I rather doubt it, if his reaction was THAT strong that he considered murdering ... more
      • He said he went to the black areas looking to be attacked by ANY black men so he could hurt them. He admitted a desire to “unleash physical violence” against black men. “I’m not a racist,” Neeson... more
        • I agree.wondering, Wed Feb 6 1:08pm
          I think racist feelings were more prevalent 40 years ago, and thus his reaction to his friend's rape by a black guy was affected as such. I don't think he was completely honest about the reaction he... more
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