Bleed, America: The Decline of Empathatic Discourse and How to Reverse It

On Thursday, July 7th, two very different - but interconnected - events occurred and much of the United States had not only a front-row seat to the carnage, but also an opinion. Straddled by two police officers, I watched four bullets punch into Alton Sterling’s chest. In the unflinchingly graphic cellphone video, he twitched and…