This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

February 24, 2009

What an “Empathy Gap” Looks Like

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — pprscribe @ 6:19 am

em-pa-thy (ěm’pə-thē): Identification with and understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives.

What he’s said time and time again is that this country is suffering from an empathy deficit,and if you don’t have it in you to walk in another person’s shoes, it’s going to be difficult for us to move through these problems, that what we need, as a country, is to start caring for one another in a very deep and fundamental way. ~Michelle Obama (Source: NPR)

"Mc Donald's in Korean." kudumomo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kudumomo/2881097759/

"Mc Donald's in Korean." kudumomo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kudumomo/2881097759/


Eyebrows are raised as high as golden arches at the colossal cold-heartedness that McDonald’s has shown in regards to the treatment of its employee, Nigel Haskett.

Last summer Haskett was working at a McDonald’s in Little Rock, Arkansas when he jumped from his post to take down a man who was abusing a woman in the fast-food joint. As the two men tussled, Haskett was shot multiple times. His recovery has required several operations amounting to $300,000 in medical bills. A hero? Not according to Mickey D’s.

No, instead the company is pushing to deny Haskett any worker’s compensation that could go towards paying down his medical debt and moving on with his life…. (Source: Huffington Post)

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