“Forgive and forget” refers to a two-step process. In theory, we decide everything’s cool, and then move on. But increasingly, skepticism keeps us from following the blueprint. A country divided along all sorts of cultural fault lines doesn’t help, either. We may have successfully reversed the process: Today, as in Vick’s case, we look to forget, then forgive. We laugh at press conferences and second-guess the canned quotations. Really, we just want to move on if we can.
Me, at The Good Men Project, on Vick’s Nike endorsement and how we really move on.