Can America Heal Its Racial Wounds? We Asked Desmond Tutu and His Daughter

South Africans surprised everyone by transitioning to a relatively peaceful post-apartheid society. Here’s what Americans can learn.

Yes Magazine

BY FANIA DAVIS &  SARAH VAN GELDER
(YES MAGAZINE)
 8 MIN READ

Can we recover from the legacy of slavery, lynching, land theft, disenfranchisement, redlining, job discrimination, and mass imprisonment? We turned to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu for wisdom on this question.
Desmond Tutu led the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, formed in 1995.
Many people anticipated violence and a breakdown of society as decades of apartheid ended. Instead, the country transitioned relatively peacefully to a multiracial democracy, in part because of the truth and reconciliation process.

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