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What the Amber Guyger Case Reveals About White America

They don’t want forgiveness. They want to be excused.

Sammie L. Berry invites questions after making a statement at the press conference following the funeral service for Botham Shem Jean at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ. Photo: Stewart F. House/Getty Images

“But the trouble is that what we call ‘asking God’s forgiveness’ very often really consists in asking God to accept our excuses… There is all the difference in the world between forgiving and excusing.”

— C.S. Lewis

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