Hatred was the easy path that Chris rejected. On June 15, 2015, his mother was one of nine lives snuffed at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. This bigoted attack forced teenager Chris Singleton into fostering two younger siblings. With life’s new demands and his ongoing baseball sporting dream, Chris made an unpopular decision to fend off hatred with forgiveness.
Chris channeled his newfound purpose into writing and advocacy, producing two anti-racism children’s books “Different – A Story about loving your Neighbor,” and “Your Life Matters”- one of which landed on the radar of the Obama Foundation that catapulted his success. In this podcast, he shares how he graciously deals with skeptics and how to disrupt our foundation of prejudice – “If you don’t forgive, you associate everyone with one experience you’ve had.”