Empathy Gap

Stop mocking Starbucks’s ‘Race Together.’ It could actually lead to useful conversations about race.

The Washington Post: Starbucks recently launched a campaign called “Race Together,” in which baristas invite customers to engage in conversations about race by writing “race together” on their coffee cups. The idea has been mockedand critiqued as naive, insensitive and perhaps even abusive to its baristas. Don’t be so quick to dismiss it. I’ve been teaching More

Wealthy lack empathy, generosity of lower classes, study finds

Edmonton Journal: Turns out, the rich really are different. But not necessarily in the ways we assume. Though economically privileged, people from upper-class backgrounds consistently display deficits in empathy, social engagement, generosity and sensitivity as compared to those from the lower classes. The differences in behaviour are so marked, in More