The problem I have with the way Neeson relayed the story and expressed his guilt was that the crux of his guilt was the revenge aspect, not the racism aspect. He never addressed the racism aspect until pressed to do so on Good Morning America after controversy ensued. He went to such great lengths to highlight race in the story when, as a revenge parable, race was irrelevant. So, yes, as a black person, I take issue with the lesson he chose to emphasize. Do I think he’s racist now because of what he did 40 years ago? Not necessarily, and nowhere do I say that he is. (Watch the video in my second Liam Neeson story to see me explaining my POV.) But for him not to directly address the racism of his actions while telling the story was egregious. I don’t think that’s confusing. It’s fairly simple.

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