Do I apologize? Yes, I do. But I am not asking for your forgiveness...I apologize again but I don't request your forgiveness, because I have already been forgiven by who matters: God. Sorry I can't hold my head down because my crown may fall off.
I guess we can't really ask for much humility from a woman who had a successful career at the age of 16, one that was built on bragging and boasting, now can we? I, for one, am very happy to hear that Roxanne is on the road to recovery. There were some, however, who were not as forgiving as myself.
Some of the commenters left statements that called her a "fraud", urging her to "beg forgiveness from those who earned a doctorate." Others chided Shanté for writing a letter that, quite honestly, was rife with grammatical errors. To her credit, Shante did write that "I also had to live and talk like someone with a doctorate--not an easy task at all." Tell me about it.
To be honest, I don't really care so much about this topic anymore. But I am interested in the backlash that some of these comments represent: the frustration and irritation that comes when someone lies to your face unecessarily. For curiosity's sake, how do you all feel about this? is it wrong to chastise someone who has endured a hardship such as the one Roxanne endured? Or is it better to leave well enough alone and take the high road? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
"Roxanne Shante: Coming Clean, Saying Sorry, Being Thankful and Fighting Cancer" [BV]