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.”

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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

South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung Apologizes

After 355 days perched atop a Seoul traffic tower, Kim Yong-hee, who says he was fired for labor activism, climbed down.

#apologies, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kim-yong-hee, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #samsung-group, #south-korea

How Not to Apologize in Quarantine

Refusing to accept responsibility is not a sign of strength. It’s a sign of narcissism.

#apologies, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Soft Side of China’s Coronavirus Propaganda

The Communist Party’s messaging is both more agile and more fragile than it seems.

#apologies, #censorship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #propaganda, #quarantines, #social-media