That’s a really good question, Sarah. I’m curious who is the one who is giving compassion in your mind?
Where I’m stuck is on who is asking for the compassion. In this case, the people (generalized into a specific demographic group because those were the only offenders I saw) are asking for a marginalized group to have compassion on the people who are making acts that continue to allow those groups to remain marginalized. How does a person have compassion for another person who does this? And why are we putting the burden on those who are oppressed?
I do believe that we can heal these wounds and get to a moment of unity. But it cannot happen if those who are causing the pain are unwilling to admit it and ask for forgiveness before asking for harmony.