Pope Apologizes in Canada for Schools That Abused Indigenous Children

Francis, responding to longtime pleas from Indigenous people, begged forgiveness for schools where children were forced to assimilate, many were sexually or physically abused and some died.

#alberta-canada, #apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #british-columbia-canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #native-americans, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Pope Francis Will Travel to Canada to Apologize to Indigenous Community

Pope Francis will travel to an Indigenous community in Canada to apologize for the church’s role in residential schools that tried to erase Indigenous culture, and where thousands of children died.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #francis, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #priests, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sinclair-murray-1951

How We Stopped Believing That People Can Change

When we see others as the sum of their past beliefs and actions, nothing added, subtracted or transformed, forgiveness and redemption become impossible.

#apologies, #cancel-culture, #christians-and-christianity, #jews-and-judaism, #prisons-and-prisoners

Oscars Producer Did Not Want Will Smith Physically Removed After Slap

Will Packer, the producer of the telecast, said that Smith had been asked to leave after slapping Chris Rock, and then there were discussions of having him physically removed.

#abc-inc, #academy-awards-oscars, #apologies, #assaults, #comedy-and-humor, #good-morning-america-tv-program, #movies, #packer-will-1974, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #rock-chris, #smith-will, #television

Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada

Pope Francis also promised to visit Canada as part of a process of healing and reconciliation over the church’s involvement in an abusive system of residential schools.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #benedict-xvi, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Pope Meets Canadian Groups Seeking Apology for Indigenous Schools

Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.

#apologies, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #priests, #religion-and-belief, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

So Much Suffering in the Ukraine War

Readers decry the attacks on a family and a hospital, urge a no-fly zone and discuss Vladimir Putin’s mental state and disinformation. Also: Apologies; praise for employees.

#apologies, #civilian-casualties, #no-fly-zones, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #workplace-environment

Scotland Apologizes for History of Witchcraft Persecution

Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, apologized on behalf of the government for the killing and vilification of thousands of people accused of witchcraft between the 16th and 18th centuries.

#apologies, #scotland, #sturgeon-nicola, #witchcraft, #women-and-girls

He’s Sorry, She’s Sorry, Everybody Is Sorry. Does It Matter?

Joe Rogan. Whoopi Goldberg. Glenn Youngkin. We are swimming in a sea of public contrition, where everyone’s sorry and at the same time, no one is sorry enough.

#metoo-movement, #apologies, #appalachian-trail, #cancel-culture, #clinton-bill, #goldberg-whoopi, #ingall-marjorie, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rogan-joe, #social-media, #spitzer-eliot-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. House Candidate Apologizes for Behavior at Sleepover

Parents said Abby Broyles of Oklahoma drank and swore at children at a friend’s home. She said she had mixed wine with medication and had no memory of the night.

#abby-broyles, #alcoholic-beverages, #apologies, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #house-of-representatives, #kfor-tv, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #sleep, #united-states-politics-and-government

In the Jewish Tradition, the Words We Choose Matter

Jews in America are wary and weary

#anti-semitism, #apologies, #goldberg-whoopi, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #the-view-tv-program

Australian Lawmakers Apologize for Sexual Harassment in Parliament

The move by the prime minister and others acknowledged calls for change after an account of rape inside the defense minister’s office.

#metoo-movement, #apologies, #australia, #canberra-australia, #discrimination, #higgins-brittany, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Joe Rogan Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Past Use of Racial Slur

His apology came as listeners said that as many as 70 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast had been quietly taken off Spotify; the company has yet to comment on the reported removals.

#apologies, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #rogan-joe, #spotify, #the-joe-rogan-experience-radio-program

Boris Johnson’s Office Apologizes to Queen for Parties

The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.

#apologies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-families, #slack-james, #sun-the-british-newspaper

Finland’s Prime Minister Apologizes for Clubbing After Covid Exposure

Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she should have “double-checked the guidance” after someone in her government tested positive for the coronavirus.

#apologies, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finland, #marin-sanna

San Francisco Restaurant Apologizes for Asking 3 Police Officers to Leave

The uniformed officers had just sat down when staff members asked them to leave because the workers felt uncomfortable about the officers’ weapons, the restaurant said.

#apologies, #consumer-reviews, #police, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #yelp

Alice Sebold Apologizes to Man Wrongly Convicted of Raping Her

Anthony Broadwater spent 16 years in prison after the author identified him as her attacker in an assault she described in her memoir “Lucky.”

#apologies, #books-and-literature, #broadwater-anthony-j, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #lucky-book, #scribners-charles-sons, #sebold-alice, #sex-crimes, #syracuse-ny, #the-lovely-bones-book

Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

Representative Lauren Boebert made an overture to Representative Ilhan Omar after suggesting that the Muslim lawmaker was a terrorism threat. The call did not go well.

#apologies, #boebert-lauren, #house-of-representatives, #omar-ilhan, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Torn From Parents in the Belgian Congo, Women Seek Reparations

Belgium has apologized for the kidnapping and deportation of thousands of mixed-race children under its colonial rule. Survivors say that reparations should be the next step.

#apologies, #belgium, #children-and-childhood, #colonization, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

A Blackface ‘Othello’ Shocks, and a Professor Steps Back From Class

Students objected after the composer Bright Sheng showed the 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s “Othello” to his class at the University of Michigan.

#academic-freedom, #apologies, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #classical-music, #colleges-and-universities, #cultural-revolution, #discrimination, #dream-of-the-red-chamber-book, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #michigan, #michigan-daily-the, #olivier-laurence, #othello-play, #race-and-ethnicity, #sheng-bright, #university-of-michigan

France Asks ‘Forgiveness’ for Its Abandonment of Algerian Harkis

After fighting on the French side in the Algerian war of independence, Algerian Arabs were left to be slaughtered in Algeria or were abused in France.

#algeria, #algerian-war-1954-62, #apologies, #bouteflika-abdelaziz, #de-gaulle-charles, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977

Mets’ Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez Apologize for Thumbs-Down Gestures

Baez and Francisco Lindor asked for forgiveness for their thumbs-down gestures. More important to fans: Baez scored the winning run in a shocking comeback.

#apologies, #baez-javier-1992, #baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #lindor-francisco-1993, #new-york-mets

Liquor Laws Once Targeted Gay Bars. Now, One State Is Apologizing.

New Jersey’s attorney general will apologize and vacate penalties against bars shuttered in the 20th century for allowing gay patrons to congregate.

#apologies, #attorneys-general, #chauncey-george, #discrimination, #garden-state-equality, #grewal-gurbir-s, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund

Violinist Apologizes for ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Remarks About Asians

Pinchas Zukerman was criticized for invoking ugly stereotypes about Asians during a master class at Juilliard, which called his remarks offensive.

#apologies, #asian-americans, #classical-music, #discrimination, #juilliard-school, #zukerman-pinchas

Billie Eilish Apologizes for Lip-Syncing Anti-Asian Slur

The singer wrote on Instagram that she is “appalled and embarrassed.”

#apologies, #asian-americans, #eilish-billie

Emory Apologizes to Medical School Applicant Rejected Because He Was Black

In 1959, Marion Hood received a letter that said, “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”

#apologies, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #emory-university, #hood-marion-1938, #medical-schools

Medical Journals Reluctant to Take on Racism, Critics Say

An editor’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-medical-assn, #apologies, #discrimination, #doctors, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #medicine-and-health, #minorities, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #your-feed-science

Philadelphia Health Chief Resigns Over Cremation of Remains From MOVE Bombing

The revelation that unidentified remains from at least one of the victims of a 1985 police bombing had been discarded without regard to the family’s wishes touched off fresh waves of pain and anger.

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur

A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies.

#academic-freedom, #apologies, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #handler-alan-b, #law-schools, #legal-profession, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #vera-bergelson

Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

Sinn Fein Leader Apologizes for 1979 Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

California Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family Could Be Returned

Nearly a century ago, the city of Manhattan Beach shuttered a resort that belonged to Willa and Charles Bruce. Though the county is trying to give the land back, the city has declined to apologize.

#apologies, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #city-councils, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-county-calif, #reparations

Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

The celebrity apology has evolved, but it still isn’t good enough.

#apologies, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #jackson-janet, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #morris-wesley-1975, #social-media, #spears-britney, #timberlake-justin, #wortham-jenna

Jay Leno Apologizes for Years of Anti-Asian Jokes

The comedian said it was not “another example of cancel culture but a legitimate wrong that was done on my part.”

#apologies, #asian-americans, #comedy-and-humor, #discrimination, #leno-jay

Linda Reynolds, Australian Minister, Settles ‘Lying Cow’ Defamation Case

The fallout from the Brittany Higgins rape case and other sexual assault allegations continues to reverberate in the government.

#apologies, #australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #linda-reynolds, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes

BBC Apologizes for Interview With Cory Booker Impostor

The network issued a correction and said it was looking into the matter, calling the interview a “deliberate hoax.”

#apologies, #booker-cory-a, #british-broadcasting-corp, #news-and-news-media

Chris Harrison to Step Away From ‘The Bachelor’ After ‘Harmful’ Comments

The reality television show’s longtime host will be absent for an unspecified amount of time. He has come under fire after making remarks he now acknowledges were dismissive of racism.

#abc-inc, #apologies, #discrimination, #harrison-chris-1971, #race-and-ethnicity, #rachael-kirkconnell, #rachel-l-lindsay, #social-media, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #the-bachelorette-tv-program

Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

“I understand that I fell short,” he said on Instagram, adding that he “benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”

#apologies, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #jackson-janet, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #timberlake-justin

How to Get Someone to Apologize

Advice from therapists, religious leaders and people who suffered terrible wrongs on ways to find repentance and resolution.

#apologies, #content-type-service, #reparations

Kansas City Star Apologizes for Racism in Decades of Reporting

The newspaper said it had “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned” generations of Black people. The apology comes after one in September by The Los Angeles Times.

#apologies, #black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #kansas-city-kan, #kansas-city-star, #los-angeles-times, #minorities, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity

A Costly Quip Angers Chinese Moviegoers, and a Film Gets Yanked

“Monster Hunter” disappeared from theaters in China after online critics labeled a snippet of dialogue — a pun about knees — racist and called for a boycott.

#apologies, #china, #discrimination, #monster-hunter-movie-ttl-movie, #movies, #sony-pictures-entertainment, #tencent-holdings-ltd

52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

#apologies, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #conway-lynn-1938, #discrimination, #engineering-and-engineers, #international-business-machines-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

#apologies, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blackduck-minn, #carbon-hill-ala, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #endicott-ny, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harper-woods-mich, #healdsburg-calif, #henry-brian-1967, #local-government, #luray-va, #mayors, #pawleys-island-sc, #petal-miss, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media

‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rudolph-sarah-collins

Netanyahu Apology to Bedouins Is Taken as an Affront

Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies.

#apologies, #bedouins, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #haaretz, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nomadic-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #shin-bet

Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #american-medical-assn, #apologies, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare

AOC Upbraids Republican Ted Yoho After He Denies Vulgarly Insulting Her

Representative Ted Yoho apologized for the tone of a run-in with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but denied calling her a misogynistic pair of expletives. “Not an apology,” she responded.

#apologies, #house-of-representatives, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yoho-ted

Ocasio-Cortez Upbraids Republican After He Denies Vulgarly Insulting Her

Representative Ted Yoho apologized for the tone of a run-in with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but denied calling her a misogynistic pair of expletives. “Not an apology,” she responded.

#apologies, #house-of-representatives, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yoho-ted

’30 Rock’ Episodes Removed From Streaming Over Blackface

Tina Fey, the show’s creator, wrote a note to the services saying, “No comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.”

#30-rock-tv-program, #apologies, #black-people, #carlock-robert, #discrimination, #fallon-jimmy, #fey-tina, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hulu-com, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbcuniversal, #television

General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square, current and former military leaders say, has started a moment of reckoning in the military.

#apologies, #commencement-speeches, #defense-department, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #milley-mark-a, #national-defense-university, #national-guard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government