Time out for empathy

Lack of empathy is causing us great problems as a nation. I have white friends who don’t understand Black Lives Matter and falsely think it is a radical anti-police movement. Not being African-American and pulled over by the police, they don’t understand the inherent fear that goes with that just based on their race.

They don’t understand how living in a dangerous neighborhood having to wrestle with the decision as to whether it is safer to hide in one’s apartment from the thugs, or to call the police? Those are very real issues for African-Americans today, and many of us who are not African-Americans can’t comprehend that kind of decision. We need to show more empathy.


By Bob Schneider,