April 8th, 2006

holding apple

another interesting entry on alas, a blog

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/archives/2006/04/08/white-racism-and-empathy-or-the-lack-thereof-4/

I decided to link to it because of this:
Much of the racism in America today manifests itself in a lack of empathy.
The post goes on to add
I am by no means trying to dismiss structural racism. I agree that our political, economic, and educational systems are structure in a way that recreates racism. However, I think there is a fundamental lack of empathy that underlies White racism.
OK, here I am taking some of the points of the article and generalizing them out of the "White racism" context, which some people probably won't like. But anyway:

I often think that inability to understand and care enough about other people's experience underlies a lot of the problems in society.
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