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NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY; THE CASE OF MRS. MATILDA AMIS

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YAW SOPHISM
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2015-07-18 21:55:56


NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY: THE CASE OF MRS. MATILDA AMISSAH

My question this afternoon is: When is an apology not an apology? The Oxford Dictionary defines an apology as an expression of regret for something that one has done wrong. The Wikipedia defines a “non-apology apology” as a statement that has the form of an apology, but does not express the expected contrition. Folks, do not be deceived, for Ghanaians are not fools, for they can differentiate between a genuine apology and a public relation gimmick or a façade.

This is the way her apology was reported: “She says her comments were to encourage the community to participate in providing the educational needs of their wards but have been misunderstood by many to mean disrespect.” This mean there was nothing wrong with what she said, but she has “been misunderstood by many to mean disrespect.” In another words, the problem is not with her, but rather the problem is with those misinterpreting her. And I ask, where is the contrition in her statement that can open the door for forgiveness? And when is an apology not an apology?

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