"They Are Coming To Kills Us": A Radical Experiment in Empathy

"They Are Coming To Kills Us"

Sam Richards - A Radical Experiment in Empathy

Sam Richards is a sociologist and award-winning teacher who has been inspiring undergraduate students at Penn State since 1990. Every semester, 725 students register for his Race and Ethnic Relations course, one of the most popular classes at Penn State and the largest of its kind in the country. Through his natural ability of seeing a subject from many angles, Richards encourages students to engage more fully with the world and to think for themselves — something he did not do until his third year in college. Because of his passion for challenging students to open their minds, an interviewer recently referred to him as "an alarm clock for eighteen-year-olds."

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November 29, 2010

I don't think anyone here

I don't think anyone here needs help empathizing with the people of the occupied lands. However I for one have trouble seeing things from the perspective of someone who believes in the "war on terror" and can't be bothered to study 9/11. Also it's hard to understand the perspective of oil executives who have enough money to live comfortably for the rest of their lives, and could afford to start up an alternative energy enterprise, but instead feel the need to invade other lands to get more oil.