Why is seeking forgiveness alien to Savarna culture?

Americans kneeling collectively and publicly to pay tribute to George Floyd on his first death anniversary exemplifies the culture of that nation. In contrast, the inheritors of India’s glorious culture have never felt ashamed for the past massacres or the atrocities and excesses of the present. Apology, of course, is out of the question, writes Bhanwar Meghwanshi

On 25 May 2021, the first death anniversary of the murder of African American George Floyd, Americans gathered at the spot in the Minnesota city where Derek Chauvin, a White officer of the Minneapolis police, knelt on Floyd’s neck with his knees for nine minutes, killing Floyd. White and Black Americans knelt in silence for nine minutes. Floyd’s family members were also present. The event was a manifestation of the character of American society, which teaches them to apologize for their mistakes. Similarly, after a row erupted over French President Emmanuel Macron offering flowers on the grave of Napoleon, he apologized for the role of France in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 that took 900,000 lives.

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