Thursday, May 29, 2008

Empathy kills racism

I'm thinking more and more on this and asking myself why this article about this new study upset me.

1. the writing slant - why writers and/or editors always pick some slant and try to generate buzz without all the facts clearly displayed.

2. the long term goals we have as a nation to combat racism.

I am NOT AGAINST training for parents. All parents. All adoptive parents parenting kids from different cultures, too, as I KNOW we face great challenges.

But, if we are going to combat racism, we have to have EMPATHY. You can not gain empathy, true, honest empathy, when you can lump people into groups, like "the black race."

Okay, I'm going to step off this and write about my garden, which was my plan when I hit the "new post" button.