Peder Zane is journalist who has worked at The News & Observer of Raleigh and The New York Times. He teaches Mass Communication and Journalism at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh. ..
“If we want to move our politics and culture in a positive direction, we should stop calling for civility and start practicing the lost art of empathy….
Practicing empathy does not mean that we will adopt their point of view…empathy enables us to recognize their humanity. “