Huey Freeman said it best, "Being the bigger person is overrated." because no matter how many of these "forgivings" Black people do, the mass awakening of "They're really good people!" from white folks that people swear will be the result never comes.
If it was me, I would never have forgiven that racist bastard. Had it been me, I would have told him to kiss the fattest part of my ass. Fuck these racists
If you personally choose to forgive someone for some racist bullshit that's your right. Couldn't be me, but I get it. But the excitement the media has about using Black forgiveness to absolve white victimization is fucking infuriating. No one else is even asked about forgiveness without having the chance to grieve, but it's almost an expectation for us where our pain is secondary to the poor white person being called racist.