In a new piece for the Boston Review, Professor Colleen Murphy writes that the framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward for the United States. An excerpt follows:
"In defining away any wrongdoing as 'un-American,' or in limiting its range to outright civil war or widespread armed conflict, such reactions obscure distinctively American failures, obscure the need for distinctively American change, and prevent us from learning from other countries. Reckoning with American injustice requires humility and a willingness to be open to the possibility that we could have done—and should now do—better. Transitional justice offers a global and comparative lens through which to situate problems specific to the United States and from which to evaluate proposed solutions."
Read the full piece at bostonreview.net.