Filters, Prisms and Issues of Race

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

— Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockinbird”

That quote eloquently describes the problems we have in understanding race and gender issues.

In short, we exhibit a lack of empathy in attempting to understand another’s point of view because we do not share the same experiences.

Race was the issue at last week’s meeting of The Record’s Reader Advisory Committee and it was interesting to be part of a discussion that included people of various ethnicities explaining their point of view and others attempted to understand it.

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