If we’re going to get out of this mess, we have to break the grip of segregation. Online, and especially off, we need to come together and make our own judgments about one another.
This Is Why You Hate Me
Dave Pell


Here are a couple things going on that give me some hope that we might find ways out of our segregated echo chambers:

“Radical Empathy”: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/gun-violence-radical-empathy.html, http://www.narrative4.com/

Arlie Russell Hochschild’s project to bridge the “Empathy Gap”: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-white-blue-collar-supporters, http://thenewpress.com/books/strangers-their-own-land

I have a fantasy: Randomly pair every Trump voter with a Clinton voter for a “radical empathy” session, facilitated by Arlie Russell Hochschild.

A feasible plan? Hardly.

A pointer in the right direction? I think so.

Anybody know of more things going on like this? Please share.

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