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Radical Empathy

Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides

By Terri Givens

Published

25 Feb 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447357247

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

25 Feb 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447357261

Dimensions

216 x 148 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Radical Empathy

    Structural racism has impacted the lives of African Americans in the United States since before the country’s founding. Although the country has made some progress towards a more equal society, political developments in the 21st century have shown that deep divides remain. The persistence of inequality is an indicator of the stubborn resilience of the institutions that maintain white supremacy.

    To bridge our divides, renowned political scientist Terri Givens calls for ‘radical empathy’ - moving beyond an understanding of others’ lives and pain to understand the origins of our biases, including internalized oppression.

    Deftly weaving together her own experiences with the political, she offers practical steps to call out racism and bring about radical social change.

    “Radical empathy, integrating, actually requiring, empathy for self along with others, and prioritizing action, is exactly what our culture needs most to get closer to living our ideals.” Elisa Camahort Page, independent consultant

    Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. A renowned political scientist, she is the author of books and articles on immigration policy, antidiscrimination politics and comparative race politics.

    Prologue: Writing in a Time of Crisis

    Bridging Divides: From Racism to Empathy in the 21st Century

    Getting to Radical Empathy

    My Family’s Story: The Isolation of Internalized Oppression

    Racism and Health Disparities

    Finding Empathy in the Academy

    Love and Marriage

    Radical Empathy in Leadership: Creating Change

    Creating Change: Restorative Justice and Working Off the Past

    Revisiting the Path to Radical Empathy

    Epilogue: In the Aftermath of the U.S. Presidential Election