why do I have to empathize with these people I hate and who hate me?
Why Do You Need To Empathize With Your Oppressors?
Emma Lindsay

You will never convince someone of your view if you do not empathize when them and understand why they believe what they do. You might shout them down and make them shut up about it, but that hardens their view rather than converting them to yours. They just won’t talk to you about it any longer.