U.S.—Forgiveness and hugs are among the 36 new entries recently added to a database of hateful gestures used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, forgiveness became obviously racist after Brandt Jean forgave and embraced his brother's killer, ex-police officer Amber Guyger, prompting millions of white people to say things like, "this is beautiful" and other racially charged slurs. "While we do not think Brandt intended to use the racist gesture, it is obvious now that this was white supremacy at work. The KKK is known for their forgiveness and long, warm hugs," said Mosen Hemlock of the ADL.
The judge in the case, Tammy Kemp, also embraced Guyger, then handed the white woman her personal Bible. Investigators later realized that this book is full of racist gestures of forgiveness, and even some hugs. Judge Kemp is now being investigated for her heinous actions.