Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Recommended Reading

Dean Obeidallah echoes a point I made in my post Sunday on the Zimmerman verdict, and one I've been making repeatedly since, about the shocking lack of empathy that's evident in some of the wackadoo reactions to the case from ostensibly sensible people. Says he:
...when I say we lack racial empathy, I'm not talking about feeling sorry for a race because of their "plight." I mean true empathy -- "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." 
Racial empathy means being able to honestly contemplate what it would be like to be a member of a different race.
Well said. And we've got a long way yet before we get there. Read the rest from Obeidallah here.

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