Guests: Glenn Bracey II, Loren Toussaint, Megan Feldman
The video of Brandt Jean forgiving and hugging Amber Guyger, who murdered his brother, has sparked a national conversation about the nature of forgiveness. Many African American have asked why they are so often the ones asked to forgive. It’s also raised questions around what is and isn’t a forgivable offence in general. This hour, we’ll explore that question and discuss the science and psychology of forgiveness – what it means to forgive, its evolutionary roots, and how it impacts our health and well-being. Guest host Tracey Matisak’s guests are GLENN BRACEY II, assistant professor of sociology at Villanova University, LOREN TOUSSAINT, psychology professor at Luther College, and MEGAN FELDMAN, author of Triumph of the Art: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World.