Empathy And Power; U.S. Military Confronts Racism

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Why did George Floyd's death spark a worldwide movement demanding social change? Stanford Professor Jamil Zaki says it has to do with empathy, how it's fostered and how it atrophies. He joins us to discuss the connection between power and empathy. And, the U.S. military is one of the many institutions dealing with the nation's current racial reckoning. We speak with Retired Adm. James Stavridis about efforts to rename military bases that bear the names of Confederate generals. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 9, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on July 9, 2020.


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