Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Power of Apology 8/4

Carly Yuenger

On today's show we discuss the recent Senate resolution apologizing for slavery and years of segregation with two Professors of Law, Adjoa Aiyetoro and Roger Conner.

Apologizing is never easy, even when it's between two people. How can a nation apologize for it's wrongdoing? Can a national apology help us account for the past and choose a different future?

What makes for a real apology in interpersonal relationships? Can this translate to the scale of a nation? What would be different if a sincere apology was offered for the racial inequalities in which the government was involved? Share your thoughts about the apology and the power of apology in general by adding a comment below.

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