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At the young age of 13-years-old, Mo’ne Davis is a bigger person than I could ever be. After being referred to as a ‘slut’ by Bloomsburg University baseball player Joey Casselberry, Davis found it in her heart to forgive him, and even asked for his school to reinstate him as a baseball player.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” Davis said. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean it in that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you got to think about what you’re doing before you do it.”

“It hurt on my part, but he hurt even more. If it was me, I would want to take that back. I know how hard he’s worked. Why not give him a second chance?”

But unfortunately for Casselberry, the school was like ‘nah’.

“Mo’ne Davis has reached out to Bloomsburg University asking that Joey Casselberry’s dismissal from the team be reconsidered,” the university said in a statement. “Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her. Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this.”

Maybe Davis was persuaded to publicly forgive Casselberry, but if it was my child, hell no she wouldn’t have to even think about uttering his name. Even after his sorry ass apology.

Black people, as a collective, are some forgiving ass people. But do we ever get credit for that? No one taught this man how not to call a person a ‘slut’, but we’re taught to turn the other cheek and forgive. We’re taught to take the higher road and forget people’s transgressions against us. But in the words of my grandmother, “F–k that”.

Davis should not have had to forgive Casselberry. She’s a kid, he’s an adult. End of story.

Black people, stop forgiving people. Sometimes it just isn’t worth it. I’m sure Casselberry had even harsher words for Davis, because a tiger never changes its stripes.

Clutchettes, do you think Mo’ne should have forgiven the baseball player?

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  • ALM247

    Noirluv make a great point on the original post about this. We are all spending too much time focusing on what Mo’Ne should or should not do, and we are not focusing on the perpetrator.

  • nononsense

    I pray that her mindset stems from her affirmation that 1) the word in no way applies to her and 2) Dingleberry is an immature, ignorant, poor excuse for a man.

    Forgiving frees us from the hold those who aggrieve us have on us. I commend Mon’Ne for forgiving that loser-she’s a bigger person than I. However, I agree that he should not be reinstated. Sure, it probably won’t change Dingleberry’s toxicity and clear hatred for women, but at least he can think about the consequences of his words-from the bench, and I hope it jeopardizes any possibility of him going pro.

  • Rizzo

    no

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    Shame on her parents, and her coach. Accept a racists apology? For what reason? He should have been an after thought. Black people forgive racism more than any other race.