Law Library Journal Vol. 108:3 [2016-24]
Boston University School of Law, Working Paper No. 16-36
11 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2016 Last revised: 13 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 7, 2016
Professor Wheeler discusses the deadly mass shooting of June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, and his belief that more empathy is needed in the world. Wheeler then relates, through personal anecdotes, his own journey toward empathy. He concedes that there is no recipe for empathy, but believes that sharing personal stories can spur conversation, thinking, and collective action.
Keywords: empathy, diversity, shootings, poverty, mental illness, religion
JEL Classification: I30, I31, Z12, Z10, Z19
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